• El Motoarrebatador / The Snatch Thief
  • El Motoarrebatador / The Snatch Thief
  • El Motoarrebatador / The Snatch Thief

El Motoarrebatador / The Snatch Thief Programme 2019

by Agustín Toscano International Feature Film / Competition

Miguel roars through the streets of Tucumán in the Argentine provinces on his motorbike. As a "Motochorro", he keeps his head above water by stealing valuables from random passers-by. But when he grabs the purse of the unsuspecting Elena as he shoots past her, she ends up seriously injured. Plagued by a guilty conscience, he visits her in hospital, where he finds her suffering from acute memory loss. Miguel draws up a plan: he pretends to be her subtenant – and moves in with her a short time later. Good for Miguel, who can ease his conscience by caring for the injured woman and secure a roof over his head at the same time. But how can Elena afford to live as a simple cleaning lady in her own house? Agustín Toscano's second work EL MOTOARREBATADOR is a multi-layered drama about the survival instinct and moral conscience of a country troubled by economic and social conflict.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Argentina, Uruguay, France, 2018
  • Runtime: 94 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Agustín Toscano
  • Cast: Sergio Prina, Liliana Juárez, León Zelarrayán, Daniel Elias, Camila Plaate, Pilar Benitez Vibart, Mirella Pascual
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  • Screenplay: Agustín Toscano
  • Cinematography: Arauco Hernández Holz
  • Editor: Pablo Barbieri
  • Music: Maxi Prietto
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  • Producers: Natacha Cervi, Hernán Musaluppi, Georgina Baisch, Cecilia Salim
  • Co-Producers: Diego Robino Picón, Santiago López
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  • Production Companies: Rizoma, Murillo Cine, Oriental Features, Gloria Films
  • World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
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