Directed by: Sebastián Borensztein
Argentina/Spain, 2019, 116m
In Spanish with English Subtitles
In 2001 Argentina, retired soccer player Fermín (played by the Argentine legend Ricardo Darín) forms an agricultural cooperative with his neighbors, aimed to help boost their small town’s economy. They pool together their savings and deposit it in the bank, ready to start making their collective dream a reality. But the very next day, Argentina’s economy collapses, and the banks freeze all accounts, rendering their money useless and their plans crushed. Soon, they discover that a conniving banker and lawyer had been scheming to steal everyone’s money. Reminiscent of Ocean’s Eleven, this group of working-class people band together and develop a plan to take back what’s rightfully theirs. Brimming with heart and tenacity, Heroic Losers is a clever, comedic, and highly entertaining tale of solidarity and collective revenge. Darín and his son Chino join forces for the first time as an acting duo in this Goya Award-winning caper comedy that was Argentina’s official entry for the 2020 Academy Awards®.