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El Motoarrebatador / The Snatch Thief
Horizontes Latinos - IV Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum
Agustín Toscano
Foto: Alex Abril
'EL MOTOARREBATADOR' (Horizontes Latinos)
Foto: Gari Garaialde
Foto: Ulises Proust
Agustín Toscano
Foto: Ulises Proust
Horizontes Breakfast ''LOS SILENCIOS'' and ''EL MOTOARREBATADOR''
Horizontes Breakfast ''LOS SILENCIOS'' and ''EL MOTOARREBATADOR''
Horizontes Breakfast ''LOS SILENCIOS'' and ''EL MOTOARREBATADOR'' (v.o. )
42m. 7s.
Horizontes Breakfast ''LOS SILENCIOS'' and ''EL MOTOARREBATADOR'' (v.o. )
''LOS SILENCIOS'' BEATRIZ SEIGNER (Director, Producer, Screenwriter) ''EL MOTOARREBATADOR'' AGUSTÍN TOSCANO (Director, Screenwriter)
(v.o. )
Conversationes Day 27
Conversationes Day 27
Conversationes Day 27 (v.o. )
2m. 23s.
Conversationes Day 27 (v.o. )
(v.o. )

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.

Agustín Toscano
Agustín Toscano
Rizoma Films
Hernan Musaluppi, Natacha Cervi
Murillo Cine
Georgina Baisch, Cecilia Salim
Oriental Features
Gloria Filmes
The Match Factory GmbH
Arauco Hernández Holz
Pablo Barbieri
Maxi Prietto
Sergio Prina, Liliana Juárez, León Zelarrayán, Daniel Elías, Camila Plaate, Pilar Benítez Vibart, Mirella Pascual
Running Time
93 m.
Argentina - Uruguay - France
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