Thursday, October 17, 2013

Burnt Money

2000 Argentinian/French/Spanish/Uruguayan Feature
Alternate Title: Plata quemada

Cast: Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Leticia Brédice, Ricardo Bartis, Dolores Fonzi, Carlos Roffé, Daniel Valenzuela and Héctor Alterio
Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Writers: Marcelo Figueras and Marcelo Piñeyro, based on the novel Plata Quemada (Money to Burn) by Ricardo Piglia

In 1965, lovers Angel and Sam (known as "los Mellizos", or "the Twins") turn to bank robbery and murder, holding Argentina and Uruguay hostage as they lead the authorities on a two-month-long manhunt.



  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film.

  • Ricardo Piglia's novel Plata Quemada, inspired by a true story of an infamous 1965 bank robbery in Buenos Aires, was first published in 1997. It has been said that the film is more authentic to the real events than Piglia's fictionalized book.

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