|August 2001, Alsina (east to Argentina, close to Atlantic Ocean). In a little town with absence of population and resources, former soccer player Fermín Pelassi and his wife Lidia decide to create a cooperative buying an abandoned silo to restore it and hire people to work, hoping to bring back the business Alsina. Talking between others with friends as aged Antonio Fontana (a self-declared anarchist and Bakunin’s fan), train station chief Rolo Belaúnde, redneck expert in explosives Atanasio Medina, businesswoman Carmen Largio and the naive not-too-much-smart but lovely José and Eladio Gómez brothers, all they reunite an amount of 158,000 $. Not having a bank in Alsina, Fermín and Lidia travel the neighbor town of Villagrán to leave the money in a safe box trusting in Alvarado, bank manager, to keep it while they try to negotiate with silo’s owner to reduce the original price of 300,000 $. Therefore, Alvarado convinces Fermín to change the money from the safe box to his own bank account to accelerate silo’s purchase. But the next day, December 19, 2001, Argentina’s government declares the infamous Corralito (a national bank freeze, preventing that any citizen can to extract from any bank more of 250 $ per day). With all them money trapped in the bank, Fermín and Lidia travel Villagrán to face without success Alvarado by the cheat. However, things worsen when during the return trip they have a car crash, where Lidia dies and Fermín is severally injured.
|La odisea de los giles / A Odisseia dos Tontos / Heroic Losers / Criminali come noi / Pechowi szczęściarze / Героические лузеры / Kahramanca Kaybedenler / Heroic Losers