Burnt Money

Burnt Money

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Director: Marcelo Piñeyro

Cast: Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Leticia Brédice

     
 

A bank robbery puts a pair of gay petty criminals into deeper trouble than they expected in this dark and offbeat thriller, which has been given a simple but effective release on North American DVD. Plata Quemada (aka Burnt Money) has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for…  See more details below

Overview

A bank robbery puts a pair of gay petty criminals into deeper trouble than they expected in this dark and offbeat thriller, which has been given a simple but effective release on North American DVD. Plata Quemada (aka Burnt Money) has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo, and the dialogue is in Spanish, with optional English-language subtitles. As a bonus, the movie's original theatrical trailer has been included, as well as previews for other titles from Strand Releasing.Love and betrayal complicate a robbery gone wrong in this offbeat crime thriller shot in Argentina. Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and El Nene (Leonardo Sbaraglia) are a pair of small-time criminals hired to take part in the robbery of an armored truck organized by mobsters Nando (Carlos Roffe) and Fontana (Ricardo Bartis), who working in cahoots with the driver, El Cuervo (Pablo Echarri). Angel and El Nene are also lovers, and when the robbery goes sour and Angel is shot by the police, El Nene is enraged and opens fire on the officers, turning the heist into a bloodbath. Angel and El Nene somehow escape and go into hiding, with El Nene attempting to nurse Angel back to health. As the couple tries to avoid detection in Uruguay, El Cuervo's moll, Vivi (Dolores Fonzi), tells the police of their whereabouts under threat of torture. Meanwhile, beginning to crack under cabin fever, Angel and El Nene slip into town to visit a carnival, where El Nene's head is unexpectedly turned by Giselle (Leticia Bredice), sparking murderous jealousy in Angel. Plata Quemada was adapted from a novel by Ricardo Piglia, which was inspired by a true story.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/01/2002
UPC:
0712267210923
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Strand Home Video
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:05:00
Sales rank:
40,408

Special Features

16 x 9 enhanced widescreen version; Optional English subtitles

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [6:25]
2. The Plan [6:42]
3. El Hecho [15:02]
4. LasVoces [18:45]
5. Backfire [9:48]
6. Lovers [15:26]
7. The Trip [14:57]
8. Confined [37:32]

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