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The Dancer and the Thief (2009)

El baile de la Victoria (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 November 2009 (Spain)
With the advent of democracy in Chile, a general amnesty for prisoners of non violent crime is enacted. Angel Santiago, a young man determined to avenge the abuse he suffered in prison, ... See full summary »

Director:

Fernando Trueba

Writers:

Antonio Skármeta (screenplay), Fernando Trueba (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Nicolás Vergara Grey
Abel Ayala Abel Ayala ... Ángel Santiago
Miranda Bodenhofer Miranda Bodenhofer ... Victoria Ponce
Ariadna Gil ... Teresa Capriatti
Julio Jung Julio Jung ... Alcaide Santoro
Mario Guerra Mario Guerra ... Wilson
Marcia Haydée Marcia Haydée ... Profesora Danza
Luis Dubó Luis Dubó ... Rigoberto Marín
Luis Gnecco ... Monasterio
Mariana Loyola ... Lili
Gloria Münchmeyer ... Directora Teatro
Gregory Cohen Gregory Cohen ... Sergio Mendoza
Catalina Guerra Catalina Guerra ... Viuda
Catalina Saavedra ... Madre Ángel
Sergio Hernández Sergio Hernández ... Don Charly
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Storyline

With the advent of democracy in Chile, a general amnesty for prisoners of non violent crime is enacted. Angel Santiago, a young man determined to avenge the abuse he suffered in prison, goes in search of the famous bank robber Vergara Grey, whose robberies have earned him a reputation he'd leave back. His plan for a daring robbery is complicated by the magical presence of Victoria, a mysterious young dancer.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site (Spanish)

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dancer and the Thief See more »

Filming Locations:

Chile

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Fernando Trueba wanted to work with Ricardo Darín for ages, so the moment he saw this character could fit him, he offered it to him. See more »

Goofs

When Nicolás and Ángel Santiago are fleeing in the taxi while singing "Como fue", another car can be seen overtaking them in the inside shot. Just a second later, in the outside shot, the car is gone. See more »

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The pace of the movie is so slow...
2 February 2015 | by davidzoniSee all my reviews

Ricardo Darin is acknowledged as a great actor in Argentina. His popularity has raised from being another face in soups to become one of the leading stars on stage and in films. He has also chosen wisely every movie and role. El baile de la Victoria, on the other hand, seems to be a film too much influenced by the director's vision, don't letting most of the audience discover its charm. The movie seems -as obviously those followers of Trueba would disagree- dull and lacking any real substance. Text is also pointless and does not convey any big ideas regarding the historic themes approached. I did not finish viewing the film.


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