Marcelo Piñeyro is one of the important and exciting Argentinian directors contributing to the recent film ‘renaissance’ in his country. He has also made a habit of making award-winning films, and the crime drama “Plata Quemada” [Eng. Title: Burnt Money] is one of them, which also won a Goya the following year.
Based on a true story, the film recreates the relationship between a duo of bank robbers in 1960’s Argentina, and their final heist with an accomplice that goes completely wrong.
Nene and Ángel are close friends, lovers, and robbers – they take up an assignment too lucrative to let go, but things don’t go according to plan afterwards and they flee to neighbouring Uruguay to lay low for a while, only for the closing-in net to tighten. I’ll refrain from giving away the details just in case you want to watch the film. All I’d add is, it is an excellently directed film with fine performances from all the main actors, and an awesome soundtrack. This film is definitely Recommended Viewing.