Sebastián Borensztein's classic comedy Chinese Take-Out (Un cuento chino), starring Ricardo Darin played to an electric sold-out Olympia Theater as Closing Night of the 2012 Miami Film Festival, and his unique mix of hilarious comedy and cutting drama is on display again in Heroic Losers, which is sure to become another beloved classic.
Set in Argentina during the 2001 financial crisis, the film centers on a group of small-town folks who gather all their savings for a dream project and entrust the money to their local bank. A day later, the government freezes all bank accounts. Worse, an unscrupulous lawyer has conspired with the bank manager to capitalize on the situation and swindle them out of every last dollar they'd saved. Months later, a rumor spreads about where their savings might be hidden. The group joins forces to take back what is theirs, creating a strong bond along the way. Now they just have to wait for the perfect night to carry out the complex plan to recoup their money.
Featuring an all-star Argentinian cast (including Ricardo Darin and Chino Darin coming together for the first time as a father-and-son acting duo) and Borensztein's exhilarating directing style, Heroic Losers is a witty and thrilling film about people getting beat up by the system, and deciding to punch back.
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