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  • 128 min
  • Buzz
  • Spanish
  • Mexico
  • 2018
Two veterinary school drop-outs find that they are in way over-their-heads when they commit Mexico's most improbable heist -- the looting of its sacred Anthropology Museum. But the invaluable treasure quickly turns into an inescapable and ruinous curse that is impossible to fence.
About The Film

Well into their 30s, Juan and Benjamin still can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo until a fate Christmas when they decide it’s time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous artifacts heist in all of Mexican history. Seizing on the holiday’s lax security – not to mention the sheer improbability of their crime – they loot Mexico’s iconic National Anthropology Museum of its most precious pieces and embark upon a misadventure that will forever change their lives.

Inspired by true events and shot on never-before-filmed locations in Mexico, director Alonso Ruizpalacios brings to life a beautifully rendered and charmingly slapdash cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: You don’t know what you have until you lose it.

-Drea Clark, Senior Programmer

Winner of the Berlin Silver Bear for Best Screenplay

  • Alonso Ruizpalacios
  • Manuel Alcalá
  • Gerardo Gatica
  • Alberto Muffelmann
  • Ramiro Ruiz
Executive Producers
  • Moises Cosio
  • Anant Singh
  • Brian Cox
  • Robert Lantos
  • Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Leonardo Ortiz Gris
  • Alfredo Castro
  • Simon Russell Beale
  • Leticia Brédice
  • Manuel Alcalá
  • Alonso Ruizpalacios
US Distribution
  • Chasen & Company
Production Company
  • Panorama Global
  • Damian Garcia
  • Yibran Asuad


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