Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Latin American Film Series: Burnt Money
  • Film
  • 3/4/2007
  • 14:00-16:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Center of Latin American Studies
Event Description
When two gay thugs Angel and El Nene join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. Angel is wounded by police gunfire during the robbery, forcing El Nene to kill them all in a fit of rage. Things become complicated when they escape to Uruguay and the police threaten to torture the driver’s moll if she doesn’t tell them where they are. With their pictures plastered on the cover of every paper, drowning in drugs and alcohol the gang begins to bicker. Against his boss’ wishes El Nene leaves the apartment and roams the streets where he meets a prostitute named Giselles in whom he begins to trust. Burnt Money is based on a book by Ricardo Piglia and was inspired by a true story of a famous bank robbery in Buenos Aires in the 1960s. (125 minutes, 2002)