Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Heroic Losers
(La Odisea de los Giles)

 

Year: 2019
Country: ARGENTINA, SPAIN
Run Time: 117 minutes

Heroic Losers
Heroic Losers
Heroic Losers
Heroic Losers

Fermín and his wife, Lidia, have a dream to revive their sleepy town and bring back economic growth. Looking to purchase an abandoned grain silo and create an agricultural cooperative, they begin to recruit locals to invest in their vision. With the help of friends and neighbors, Fermín and Lidia raise more than half of the $300,000 demanded from the property owner. While at first they decide to keep the money in a safe deposit box, the bank manager convinces Fermín to put their savings into the bank. And then the economy collapses the next morning. While Fermín and his investors struggle to recover from their financial loss and unbelievably bad timing, they learn that, the night before the collapse, a man named Manzi withdrew all the cash in the bank, including the co-op’s savings, and that his stolen fortune is hidden in an underground safe in the countryside. Determined to take back what’s theirs, Fermín and his crew of investors create an elaborate plan to steal back the money and divide it amongst themselves. Captivating, thrilling, and at times hilarious, HEROIC LOSERS is a thoroughly enjoyable heist film. Think “Ocean’s Eleven” set in the 2001 Argentinian financial crisis. (In Spanish with subtitles) — G.S.

Argentina’s Best International Feature Film Oscar® Submission

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:30 PM ET

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:15 AM ET

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Cinema en Español

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Sebastian Borensztein

Producers
Hugo Sigman, Ricardo Darín, Matías Mosteirin, Chino Darín, Federico Posternak, Leticia Cristi, Fernando Bovaira, Simón de Santiago

Screenwriting
Sebastian Borensztein, Eduardo Sacheri

Cinematography
Rodrigo Pulpeiro

Editing
Alejandro Carrillo Penovi

Principal Cast
Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandon, Chino Daríni, Verónica Llinás, Daniel Aráoz

Print Source

Community Partner

Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago

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