Burnt Money [DVD] [2000]

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.
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Special Features

  • 16 x 9 enhanced widescreen version
  • Optional English subtitles


Burnt Money
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Eduardo Noriega
    Eduardo Noriega - Angel
  • Leonardo Sbaraglia
    Leonardo Sbaraglia - El Nene
  • Leticia Brédice
    Leticia Brédice - Giselle
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    Ricardo Bartis - Fontana
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    Carlos Roffe - Nando

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