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Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1998)

Pizza, birra, faso (original title)
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Héctor Anglada ...
Cordobés
Jorge Sesán ...
Pablo
Pamela Jordán ...
Sandra
Adrián Yospe ...
Rubén
Daniel Di Biase ...
Trompa
Walter Díaz ...
Frula
Martín Adjemián ...
Taxista
Elena Cánepa ...
Vieja
Rubén Rodríguez ...
Rengo
Tony Lestingi ...
Pasajero
Alejandro Pous ...
Megabom
Marcelo Videla ...
Policía
Gustavo Saenz ...
Policia 2
Claudia Moreno ...
Prostituta
Roberto Alvarez ...
Patovica
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Storyline

A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they're getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don't go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose girlfriend Sandra is pregnant, just wants to get enough cash so they can leave Argentina and get to Uruguay to start a new life. He and his friends plan one last robbery, but things don't go as planned. Written by poco loco

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Cuatro amigos. Una ciudad. Una única salida.

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Crime | Drama

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15 January 1998 (Argentina)  »

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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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Oleo de una mujer con sombrero
Written & Performed by Silvio Rodríguez
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Some light in the darkness
22 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pizza, Birra, Faso is a simple movie about a group of men who are broke and make their money by robbing people on the street. The two leaders of the group, Cordoba and Pablo, soon after the start of the film decide that they need to do bigger jobs with their crew in order to change their lifestyle. The movie as a whole gives off a dark vibe as it displays several situations of people being taken advantage of and suffering because of desperate people. Whilst Argentines can quite easily relate with the story and the events which take place, I believe a movie should try to take people away, at least for a short period of time, from that reality which is around them. The movie does however display a theme o hope to the audience through the actions of Cordoba as he looks out for his girlfriend and future baby. Not only this, but the character of Pablo also is a symbol of a caring and loving friend who will do all that is in his power to look out for his friend and his family.


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