Best Ibero American Film
Best Latin American Film
Movie | 116 min | Spanish
Title: Heroic Losers
Country: Argentina / Spain
Directed by: Sebastián Borensztein
Screenplay: Sebastián Borensztein & Eduardo Sacheri
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Argentina, December 2001. A group of friends and neighbors pool together all of their savings to reactivate an agricultural cooperative and the economy of their small town. The day after they deposit the group’s money in the bank, Argentina’s banking system collapses, and they lose it all. But they soon find out that they are not only victims of the country’s crisis, they have been scammed by an unscrupulous lawyer and the bank manager who were poised to take advantage of the situation.
In a twist on the heist film, this small-town group of men and women bands together and puts a plan into action to recover what’s rightfully theirs.
Based on Eduardo Sacheri’s novel “The Night of the Heroic Losers”.