In the Argentinian city of Tucumán, Miguel makes a living as a motochorro, a thief who snatches people's belongings from his motorbike. Stealing her bag from Elena, an old woman, he ends up hurting her badly. After the brutal incident, Miguel is plagued by guilt and can't get his victim out of his mind. In an attempt to do the right thing, he conceals his true identity from the Elena and starts looking after the injured and unsuspecting old woman. The closer he gets to her, the more he becomes entangled in his own lies. Afraid of telling Elena the truth, and still haunted by the past, Miguel is unable to find true redemption.
Agustín Toscano is a film and theatre actor, scriptwriter and director. In 2013, his first feature film, Los dueños, co-directed with Ezequiel Radusky, premiered in the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Festival, where he won a Jury Special Mention. The film also won the Silver Condor for Best First Film from the Argentine Film Critics Association. El motoarrebatador (The Snatch Thief), his second film, was selected for the San Sebastian Festival’s Co-Production Forum in 2015 and premiered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the last Cannes Festival.