La odisea de los giles (2019)

# 17707 IMDb

La odisea de los giles (2019

(Heroic Losers)

taglineThey messed with the wrong losers.

Director: Sebastián Borensztein

Stars: Ricardo Darín, Rita Cortese, Chino Darín, Luis Brandoni, Guillermo Jacubowicz

Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller (1h 56min)

Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Rated 7.5 after 2,980 votes on 06-Apr-20.

2 wins & 4 nominations


In times of the infamous Argentinian Corralito, the neighbors of a little town trace a plan to recover the money they lost after learning that their bank manager and a corrupt lawyer have stolen it.


Sebastián Borensztein (director) Ricardo Darín Luis Brandoni Rita Cortese Marco Antonio Caponi Andrés Parra Chino Darín

Ricardo Darín (Fermín Perlassi), Luis Brandoni (Antonio Fontana), Verónica Llinás (Lidia Perlassi), Daniel Aráoz (Rolo Belaúnde), Germán Rodríguez (Deluca), Alejandro Gigena (Eladio Gómez), Guillermo Jacubowicz (José Gómez), Ramiro Vayo (Turco Safa), Martha Piatigorsky (Señora de Llanos), Carlos Jorge Piñeiro (Flaco Cacheuta), Carlos Belloso (Atanasio Medina), Rita Cortese (Carmen Largio), Marco Antonio Caponi (Hernán), Luciano Cazaux (Alvarado), Javier Abril (Cajero de Banco), Andrés Parra (Fortunato Manzi), Chino Darín (Rodrigo Perlassi), Federico Berón (Cliente (as Federico Rubén Berón)), Ruben Albarracín (Saldaño (as Rubén Alberto Albarracín)), Karina Hernández (Alicia Gómez), Ailín Zaninovich (Florencia), José María Marcos (Seoane), Javier Grecco (Locutor Casamiento), Giannina Giunta (Novia), Marcos José Metta (Novio), Jaqueline Pietrani (Esposa Manzi), Facundo Livio Mejía (Mozo Casamiento (as Facundo Livio Mejías)), Alejandro Carrillo Penovi (Vázquez), Roma Zully Magnanimi (Nieta Fermín), Damián Sotto (Ayudante Gomería)

From the same director


Sebastián Borensztein (written by), Eduardo Sacheri (novel), Eduardo Sacheri (written by)

Produced by

Fernando Bovaira (producer), Javier Braier (executive producer), Micaela Buye (executive producer), Leticia Cristi (producer), Chino Darín (producer), Ricardo Darín (producer), Simón de Santiago (producer), Axel Kuschevatzky (producer), Matías Mosteirín (producer), Federico Posternak (producer), Hugo Sigman (producer)



"La Odisea de los Giles" by Sebastian Borensztein is an Argentinian movie that hit the screen the 15 of August. The script is an adaptation of a book written by Eduardo Sacheri called "la noche de la Usina". The main actors are Ricardo Darin and Luis Brandoni, many well-known Argentinian actors perform as their supporting actors. The movie deals with a difficult time in the history of Argentina, an event known as "Corralito", which works as the topic of the film. The theme is an interesting one "what a group of people is capable of after they are deceived and a crisis strikes their country". The movie starts in a small town in Argentina where Fermin (Ricardo Darin), his wife and Fontana (Luis Brandoni) want to start a "cooperativa" with other neighbors from the same town. After they obtain the money they need, Fermin goes to the bank and is advised to do something. However, when an unexpected crisis knocks in their country's door, they lose all their money but when they find the responsible, they decide to take the law into their own hands and recover what belongs to them. In my opinion, the movie is very good. The characters work as a representation of how people in Argentina suffered and were affected by "corralito". Some viewers will feel identified and other will sympathize with the characters, the viewers can feel their anger, their helplessness, and more. Although the movie has the typical Argentinian humor, you will be glued to your chair wanting to know what will happen next. I recommend to watch this movie because It has a catching plot and an interesting development, and if you enjoy of a little bit of humor, you will find a good balance between humor, suspense and drama present in "La Odisea de los Giles".


Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.


2 wins & 4 nominations 
Goya Awards • José María Forqué Awards • Palm Springs International Film Festival • San Sebastián International Film Festival • The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema

Other titles

La odisea de los giles ((original title); Mexico; Spain) • La odisea de los Giles (Argentina; Chile; Colombia) • A Odisseia dos Tontos (Brazil) • Heroic Losers (France; UK; USA; World-wide (English title)) • Criminali come noi (Italy) • Героические лузеры (Russia)



Argentina:13 / Brazil:Livre / Chile:TE+7 / Colombia:7 / Italy:T / Mexico:A / Spain:12 / Switzerland:12 / United Kingdom:N/C 12+



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