Film at Lincoln Center Podcast

#496 - Rodrigo Moreno on The Delinquents

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This week we’re excited to present a conversation with director Rodrigo Moreno, whose new film, The Delinquents, made its U.S. Premiere at the 61st New York Film Festival and is now playing at Film at Lincoln Center. Get tickets now at A heist picture unlike any other, The Delinquents upends genre expectations with a gentle yet deftly constructed existentialist fable. Timid bank clerk Morán , fed up with his dead-end middle-management job, decides one day to simply walk into the vault, pack a bag with enough cash to cover his salary until retirement age, and saunter out. Knowing he has been inevitably caught on security camera, Morán plans on turning himself in, but not before passing the stash along to his coworker Román, now an accomplice who agrees to hold onto the money until Morán gets out of prison. From this gripping premise, Argentinean writer-director Rodrigo Moreno spins an endlessly surprising tale that moves into increasingly idyllic territory, adding layer upon layer to the twinned stories of these two men’s lives, and inquiring what it means to be free in a world of monetary satisfaction.