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The Delinquents

Los Delincuentes

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In the heart of Buenos Aires, two bank clerks, Morán (Daniel Elías) and Román (Esteban Bigliardi), live a gray, mind-numbingly routine existence—that is, until one of them commits a crime that upends both their lives. After calculating the total amount they would earn from their salaries until retirement, Morán steals this exact sum from their bank branch, entrusts the money to Román, and then turns himself in. Little do they know just how far the consequences of this crime will take them. Indeed, in the hands of Argentine director Rodrigo Moreno, this low-key heist is merely the starting point for an infinity of fictional possibilities. Recalling Mariano Llinás’ La Flor (VIFF 2018) in its reflexive storytelling and narrative riffing, The Delinquents is an invigorating genre deconstruction. An unquestionable highlight of this year’s Cannes, the film meanders freely along its languorous three-hour runtime, finding fulsome pleasures in the most unlikely of places. Precisely composed and endlessly inventive, this is a film whose rhythms are anything but routine.

 

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Director
Cast

Daniel Elias, Esteban Bigliardi, Margarita Molfino

Credits
Country of Origin

Argentina

Year

2023

Series

Showcase

Language

In Spanish with English subtitles

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Content Warning

Violence, Sexual Violence

18+
189 min
Action & Suspense Comedy Drama

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Credits

Executive Producer

Ezequiel Borovinsky, Ezequiel Capaldo, Eugenia Molina, Rodrigo Moreno, Gilles Chanial, Julia Alves, Michael Wahrmann, Bruno Betatti, Hernán Musaluppi, Daniel Lambrisca

Producer

Ezequiel Borovinsky

Screenwriter

Rodrigo Moreno

Cinematography

Alejo Maglio, Ines Duacastella

Editor

Manuel Ferrari, Nicolás Goldbart, Rodrigo Moreno

Art Director

Gonzalo Delgado, Laura Caligiuri

Director

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Rodrigo Moreno

Rodrigo Moreno is an Argentine filmmaker born and based in Buenos Aires. His films were awarded and exhibited in several film festivals like Berlinale, Donostia/San Sebastian, Toronto, Sundance, Rotterdam, Viennale, New Directors / New Films, London, among many others. His work was also exhibited at MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, Anthology Film Archives and Lincoln Center (USA), Centre Pompidou (France) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany). His film El Custodio won the Alfred Bauer Preis in Berlinale and best Latin American script in Sundance among many others awards. His following film A Mysterious World was also invited to the official competition in Berlinale. He teaches Film Direction at the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires.

Filmography: Bad Times (1998); El Custodio (2006); A Mysterious World (2011); Reimon (2014); A Provincial City (2017)

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