EL MOTOARREBATADOR

THE SNATCH THIEF

RIZOMA FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2018

When Miguel, a moped robber, snatches the purse from an old woman, he ends up injuring her badly. Unable to forget about his victim, the young man is looking for a way to ease his guilt.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, URUGUAY
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Synopsis
    • In the Argentinian city of Tucumán, Miguel is making a living as a “motochorro”, a thief who snatches people’s belongings from his motorbike. When he steals the purse of Elena, an old woman, he ends up hurting her badly. After the brutal incident, Miguel is plagued by guilt and unable to forget about his victim. In an attempt to make things right, he conceals his true identity from the old woman and starts to take care of the injured and unsuspecting Elena. The closer he gets to her the more he becomes entangled in his own lies. Afraid of telling Elena the truth, Miguel continues to be haunted by his past and is unable to find true redemption.
      The Snatch Thief tells a strong relational drama against the backdrop of the police strike in 2013 when the city of Tucumán was overtaken by chaos, violence and riots.