LOS LADRONES VIEJOS – DIE ALTEN DIEBE

They are over 60 years old, have been imprisoned for decades and living legends: the „old thieves“ of Mexico, who evenly brought to perfection the art of theft as a profession with the ethos in the 60s and 70s and contributed to Mexico’s social history as “gentlemen thieves”. They mostly started off as street kids motivated by the need to survive as well as the fascination of quick money, they worked with talent and learned skills as pickpockets, street robbers and burglars.

Mexico 2008
Regie: Everardo González
97 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT

2009, Archive, Documentary, Documentary Film Competition

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