Fiction

LITTLE THIEVES, BIG THIEVES

(100 AÑOS DE PERDON)

2001
a film by Alejandro Sadermann

a co-production of LICHTBLICK FILM
and ASP (Venezuela), CNAC
in collaboration with Cinemateriales Posthouse, 
TNT Lateinamerika, Filmbüro NW
in collaboration with Filmstiftung NRW

SYNOPSIS
"He who robs a thief deserves 100 years of clemency." So goes a Venezuelan saying.

Four friends hope to rid themselves of all financial burdens in one fell swoop. After losing their entire fortunes in a bank crash they plan a clever bank job to get their savings back. But the petty thieves hadn’t reckoned with the major crooks. As it turns out, the chosen financial institution is already bankrupt and the friends discover that the bank directors, in tandem with corrupt government officials, have already funneled the money out for themselves. The situation in the bank building escalates, triggering a chain of unforeseeable events.

CAST
Orlando Urdaneta
Mariano Alvarez
Daniel Lugo
Elluz Peraza
Aroldo Betancourt

TEAM
director/ producer: Alejandro Sadermann
written by: Carlos González, Luis Zelkowicz, Henry Herrera
executiver producer: Antonio Llerandi
co-producer: Joachim Ortmanns
sound by: Stefano Gramitto
editor: Guiliano Ferrioli
DoP: Hernan Toro
set designer: Marcelo Pont Vergés
music by: Julio d’Escriván

FESTIVALS / AWARDS
ANAC Venezuela: 13 awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
National Artist’s Awards Venezuela: 6 awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
City of Caracas Council: Best Film, Best Director.
Puerto Rico International Film Festival: Best Latin American Film.
Trieste Film Festival: Best Screenplay.

Toronto International Film Festival
Miami International film Festival
Filmfest München
Sundance International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival