ARGENTINA’S 2024 ACADEMY AWARDS SUBMISSION
“Rodrigo Moreno’s dreamy and discursive The Delinquents might kick off with one of the most low-key bank robberies anyone has ever attempted, but it’s hard to overstate how thrilling it feels once the thief finally tells us about what he stole.”
– David Ehrlich, Indiewire
“A consistently playful, gradually beguiling existential dramedy on the multitudinous subject of work and freedom.”
– Isaac Feldberg, RogerEbert.com
“A genius Argentine tragicomedy on the elusive nature of freedom.”
– Carlos Aguilar, The Playlist
Argentine filmmaker Rodrigo Moreno crafts a heist comedy unlike anything you’ve seen before with THE DELINQUENTS.
Beguiling and unpredictable, Cannes Un Certain Regard breakout THE DELINQUENTS reinvents the heist film as a free-flowing adventure like no other. Buenos Aires bank employee Morán (Daniel Eliás) dreams up a scheme to liberate himself from corporate monotony: he’ll steal enough money to support a modest retirement, then confess and serve prison time while his co-worker holds on to the cash. Soon under pressure by a company investigator, accomplice Román (Esteban Bigliardi) heads to a remote rural idyll to hide the funds. There, he encounters a mysterious woman who will transform his life forever.
With THE DELINQUENTS, Moreno melds the existential and the playful to explore the nature of freedom itself. Suffused with timeless beauty, this cinematic discovery is at turns surreal, relatable, funny, romantic, surprising, restorative — and above all — a delight.
Presented by RoxCine.
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