HOLD UP!
¡ATRACO!
2012, 112 min, Argentina, Dir: Eduard Cortés

This entertaining heist picture is based on a real-life robbery that took place in Spain in the mid-1950s. When the wife of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco sets her eye on jewels that once belonged to the late Eva Perón (of Evita fame), two Argentine loyalists (Guillermo Francella and Nicolás Cabré) decide to steal them first. Director Cortés (THE PELAVOS) deftly polishes the comic, romantic and serious facets of this crowd-pleasing gem. “Smartly written, energetically executed and notably well cast down to the smallest of roles.” - Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter In Spanish with English subtitles.


TO FOOL A THIEF
VINO PARA ROBAR
2013, 105 min, Argentina, Dir: Ariel Winograd

Sebastian (Daniel Hendler) meets Natalia (Valeria Bertuccelli) while he's trying to steal an important piece of art from a museum - but she beats him to it. Though rivals, they must work together to pilfer a unique and very expensive bottle of Malbec de Bourdeos from the mid-19th century that’s now locked away in a heavily guarded bank vault in Mendoza, Argentina. In this glamorous place, among mountains and vineyards, the thieves pull out all the stops, only to discover that nothing is what it appears to be in this crowd-pleasing heist comedy. In Spanish with English subtitles.


THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT
1974, Park Circus/MGM, 114 min, USA, Dir: Michael Cimino

Writer-director Michael Cimino’s first film is a terrific, offbeat heist film and modern-day Western, with pro thief Clint Eastwood trying to elude murderous ex-partners George Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis with aid from gentle-souled drifter Jeff Bridges. THUNDERBOLT constantly surprises with ingenious plot twists, character-driven humor and a wistful sweetness that is all too rare in most action films.


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