Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles)

Feature | PG13 | 117 min

Showings

SUNSET DRIVE IN - 3 Sun, Oct 4, 2020 7:30 PM
Showtime is at dusk
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Rating:PG-13 for coarse language
mature content
Genre:Comedy
Drama
Production Country:Argentina
Spain
Original Langauge:Spanish
Subtitles:English
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sebastián Borensztein
Cast:Ricardo Darín
Luis Brandoni
Chino Darín
Verónica Llinás
Daniel Aráoz
Carlos Belloso
Marco Antonio Caponi
Rita Cortese
Andrés Parra
Produced By:Fernando Bovaira
Leticia Cristi
Chino Darín
Ricardo Darín
Hugo Sigman
Matias Mosteirin
Federico Posternak
Simón de Santiago
Screenwriter:Sebastián Borensztein
Eduardo Sacheri
Music By:Federico Jusid
Social Media
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Description

“A crowdpleaser. Generous, cathartic entertainment. What really gives ‘Heroic Losers’ a boost is its expression of national character, the way it attaches itself to this rousing fantasy to score one for the downtrodden.” - Scott Tobias, VARIETY


The year is 2001, and Argentina is hitting the lowest point in its great depression. His glory days far behind him, retired soccer star Fermín (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes, Nine Queens, Truman) now runs a service station in a sleepy provincial town. Hoping to pull his family and their community out of decline, Fermín seeks to convert some abandoned grain silos into a viable storage facility. He convinces friends to invest in the cooperative, but is railroaded by a conniving bank manager into placing their cash into a savings account just as the banks are about to be frozen by the government, rendering their money useless and their plans quashed.

For a time things seem only to get worse, until rumours spread of a secret depository that may contain the cooperative’s pilfered cash. With Fermín as their Robin Hood–esque leader, the group conspires to infiltrate the cache, but it’s going to take some serious resolve, a little inspiration, and a lot of luck to pull off this honest-person heist.

Featuring an all-star Argentinian cast (including Ricardo Darín and his real-life son Chino on screen together for the first time), the new heist comedy from Sebastián Borensztein is a rousing tale of working-class solidarity and collective revenge, based on a novel by Eduardo Sacheri (The Secret In Their Eyes).


OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION (ARGENTINA) – 2020 ACADEMY AWARDS


Awards: 2 Wins, 6 Nominations
Nominated, Best Latin-American Film, Ariel Awards, Mexico, 2020
Nominated, Best Ibero-American Film, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, 2020
Winner, Best Ibero-American Film, Goya Awards, 2020
Winner, Best Latin-American Picture, José María Forqué Awards, 2020
Nominated, Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2020


To avoid disappointment please purchase your tickets in advance, online.
Only a limited amount of tickets will be available to purchase at the box office on the day of screening.

Single (1 person 1 car) $13
Couple (2 people 1 car) $26
Group (3-4 people 1 car) $38


ATTENTION: EACH TICKET IS SOLD ON A PER CAR BASIS.
Therefore you cannot combine tickets for the same vehicle. If you do buy multiple tickets, please ensure you arrive in multiple vehicles!


COVID 19 RULES AT SUNSET DRIVE-IN

  • We encourage the wearing of masks/face coverings when interacting with volunteers at front gate/box office
  • Playgrounds, dog parks, volleyball court are off limits
  • Must remain in vehicles with exception to concession and washroom use. Masks must be worn if outside your vehicle. NO SITTING IN LAWNCHAIRS
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times
  • One vehicle centred between each pair of poles
  • Screenings are rain or shine



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Funders: City of Barrie | Ontario Trillium Foundation | Barrie Community Foundation


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