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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
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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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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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One of the best low budget Argentine movies ever
13 February 1999 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

This film illustrates a reality that almost all South American countries are living. The story is about four teenagers that have to steal to live, doing whatever they can to obtain some "pesos" . This film features lots of decadent scenes, that show the way of acting of these boys that can't get out of their sad reality even if they wanted so. Despite some technical problems in the film (due to low budget) this is one of the greatest Argentine titles released in the 90s. There's a curious thing, this film was almost not shown in cinemas due to a money problem that led to release complications. The international film festivals that Pizza, Birra, Faso won and the great numbers it did in the box office showed what an error that would have been. Really good. 8.5/10 .-


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