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The Hold-Up

5.2
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Original title
El palo
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Luis Marías
Music
Manuel Villalta
Cinematography
Gonzalo F. Berridi
Cast
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Producer
Bocaboca
Genre
Comedy | Heist Film
Synopsis / Plot
Lola's a single mom, broke, working as a janitor and maid. Silvia is pregnant, and her lover (her boss) won't leave his wife. Maite, newly a widow, discovers she's penniless but wants to maintain appearances and give her daughter a fancy wedding, and Pecholata, a punk kid living in a youth center, will soon be turned out on the streets. Lola, who cleans a bank every morning, decides to rob it, convincing the others to join her: they'll use replica guns, dress as men, take Silvia hostage, and all will be smooth. But things go awry, including the fact that Lola's ex, Gustavo, is a cop. Desperation may be the mother of invention - and a corrupt bank manager its father. Written by <jhailey
Awards
2001: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best New Actress (Malena Alterio)
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