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Variety has been given access to an exclusive clip and poster from Toronto Social Presentation “La Odisea de los Giles” (“Heroic Losers”) which, starring Ricardo Darín, has just scored in is native Argentina a standout opening weekend of Peso 58.8 million ($1.1 million) and 316,300 admissions for Warner Bros. Pictures.
With “Heroic Losers” having released on Thursday Aug. 15, that four-day first weekend bow is two-to-three times better than any other national title of the year, putting “Heroic Losers” well on track to become the highest-grossing Argentine movie of 2019 in Argentina.
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The news would be if the film hadn’t made that kind of box office. It has been released in prime mid-August box office real-estate, when local audiences now expect a big Argentine movie.
Rarely, moreover, has an Argentine movie weighed in with such a pedigree package. A feel-good revenge heist comedy-thriller, studded with tragedy which gives the film momentary harder edges, “Heroic Losers” features the star, Darín, and co-screenwriter, Eduardo Sacheri of the Academy Award winning “The Secret of Their Eyes.” It is based, like “The Secret,” on a Sacheri novel, here his “La Noche de la Usina.”
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On board are K & S Films and Film Factory Ent., producer and sales agent of “Wild Tales,” “The Clan” and “The Angel,” all August Argentine releases, as is Spanish production house Mod, which won an Academy Award with “The Sea Inside.”
“Heroic Losers” re-teams Darín, the most bankable of South America-based stars, with director Sebastián Borensztein, helmer of one of his highest-profile hits, “Chinese Takeaway.”
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No Argentine movie since “Wild Tales” has assembled such a weighty key cast of local stars, plus Colombia’s Angel Parra.
Coming a good way into the film, the clip needs some explaining.
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