April 19, 2024

Argentina’s selection for 96e Oscars, which is able to happen on March tenth, the movie The criminals by Rodrigo Moreno is harking back to many works, however in the end resembles no different.

Morán (Daniel Elías) is an unnamed financial institution worker. His work is banal, to not say boring, his days are marked by cigarette breaks between two issues that should be solved with the seriousness applicable to his function – on this present day it’s the darkish story of two clients who’ve the identical handwriting. Then, in entrance of the surveillance cameras, Morán calculates the precise quantity of $469,800 that he’ll steal from the establishment’s coffers.

However why $469,800? That’s twice the wage he would earn till retirement. One other easy calculation is that if he goes to the police – with out returning the cash – his sentence of three and a half years might be extremely worthwhile. All he wants is an confederate to cover the sports activities bag with the tickets – his colleague Román (Esteban Bigliardi).

Like all good financial institution heist tales, the criminals should cope with all types of unexpected circumstances, and The Delinquents respects this conference to the letter. However that’s all. As a result of the sudden is nothing peculiar and the filmmaker and screenwriter Rodrigo Moreno has enjoyable mixing up the style and driving the viewer loopy, wrapped in a intentionally absurd, dry humor and, above all, with none rigidity or adrenaline rush. Solely Astor Piazzolla’s tangos characterize this humorous movie, which we rapidly turn into connected to.

At 180 minutes – the equal of three episodes of La Casa de Papel, that glorious sequence with which we affiliate first due to the Spanish, then due to the meticulousness of the manufacturing – “Les delinquents” goes into element, generally even to the purpose to indigestion. However sufferers are rewarded… identical to in life.

The movie “The Delinquents” hits theaters on November third.

Score: 3.5 out of 5