Acclaimed actor Ricardo Darín (Nine Queens, Wild Tales) and his son Chino Darín (The Angel) come together for the first time as a father-son acting duo in the upcoming heist dramedy Heroic Losers / La odisea de los giles. Directed by Argentine director Sebastián Borensztein's (Chinese Take-Away), the film opens August 15 in theaters in Argentina and will screen as part of at the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival this September.
Ricardo and Chino Darín also act as producers of the film based on the novel “"La noche de la Usina” by Eduardo Sacheri, which plays on the most basic human instinct: getting back what’s yours. Set in Argentina in 2001, the film tells the story of a group of small town folk gather their savings for a dream project and entrust them to the local bank. A day later, the government freezes all bank accounts. An unscrupulous lawyer who teams up with the bank manager takes advantage of the situation and swindles them out of everything they’ve got.
Months later, a rumor spreads indicating where their savings might be hidden. The band joins forces to get back what’s theirs, creating a strong bond in the way. Now they just have to wait for the perfect night to carry out the complex rescue of all their money.