It is the new documentary of “Made in Argentina”, the section of Netflix Latin America focused on local production and events that marked the public by repercussion and media exposure. In this case, it is the documentary in which the protagonists tell their version of the events and explain how the famous “robbery of the century” was carried out.
The full title is The Thieves: The True Story of the Robbery of the Century and will have the exclusive word of those who organized and carried out the robbery. At the time, it was one of the biggest and best-achieved police cases when it came to bank robberies. In 2020, the movie The theft of the century, by Ariel Winogrand, brought the subject back into conversation. The film stars William Francella Y Diego Peretti.
“16 years after the most famous robbery of a bank in Argentina, in which a group of men stole millions of pesos and evaporated, this new Netflix documentary made in Argentina presents, with an exhaustive work that includes testimonies and scenes recreated by its protagonists, the true story told by the thieves themselves, as well as by the guards, police and hostages involved that day”, says the official synopsis.
And who are those protagonists? Fernando Araujo, Ruben beto de la Torre, Sebastián García Bolster and also one of the police negotiators, Miguel Sileo. “Using weapons was not in my style of what I was trying to find: artistic theft. We created the “Donatello Plan”, not by the artist, but by the Ninja Turtles. They were in the drains, they did martial arts and they were green like cannabis”, confesses Araujo, the thief known as “the artist”.
Another of the participants, such as Rubén de la Torre, known as the thug, also left clear ideas about the event and his life: “Theft becomes a vice. It was like filling a void.” Garcia Bolster, the engineer, distanced himself from the rest in his conception, and clarified: “They ask me: ‘Did you steal?’ No, I worked, I took it as a job”. On the other side of the robbery, Sileo, The negotiatoralso left his perspective impregnated in the documentary: “One of the fundamental things that thieves have, and that is why they fall prisoner, is the ego.”
The Thieves: The True Story of the Robbery of the Century is a production of Anima Films, Marvista Entertainment Y A-Z Films, with Sebastián Gamba as producer and direction of Matías Gueilburt, who already worked together in the making of Vilas: you will be what you should be or you will be nothing.
Thieves premieres August 10 exclusively on Netflix.
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