Museo

Museo

Museum

DVD - 2020 | Spanish
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2
2
Well into their 30s, Juan Nunez and Benjamin Wilson still can't seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents' homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo a suburb of Mexico City. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it's finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history, looting the country's iconic National Anthropology Museum in an act worthy of the Ocean's Eleven crew.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
j
jimg2000
Aug 02, 2020

Inspired by true event and likely the Museum burglary sequences are authentic and interesting. Also, the brief history of the Palenque/Mayan culture and how its exquisite artifacts have been looted are good lessons as well. See "quotes."

Priceless Relics at Mexico City Museum Stolen - Los Angeles Times

Dec 27, 1985 · Thieves stole 140 priceless Mayan, Aztec and other artifacts from Mexico's world- famous National Museum of Anthropology on Christmas Eve in the biggest heist ever of pre-Columbian art ...

a
ALS123
Aug 01, 2020

An interesting heist film (based on a real museum heist in 1985). This film does not try to show what actually happened in the actual heist... but rather a reimagining of the characters involved. A kind of, what if...
I liked it and found it interesting. Gael García Bernal picks his projects carefully... and this is another gem.

Quotes

Add a Quote
j
jimg2000
Aug 02, 2020

"Being a warrior is not just about wishing it. It is an endless, lifelong struggle. No one is born a warrior, no one is born a commoner. It is we who become one thing or the other."
-Carlos Castaneda.
===
Hernan Cortes once said: "I came here looking for gold, not to plow the earth like a peasant." He said he was finally no longer afraid to die. "Death is our eternal companion... Always behind us, to the left, an arm's distance away. Death is the only wise advisor a warrior can count on. When the warrior feels he's about to be killed... he can turn to his death... and ask if it's true. His death will tell him he's wrong. That nothing matters, except for its touch. His death will say; 'I haven't touched you yet'."
===
Juan used to say it was impossible to know how things start... we can only know how they end... once they've ended.

j
jimg2000
Aug 02, 2020

Frank, maybe you heard this other story. Rockefeller's plane was so heavy
from all the Maya stelae... ...they had stolen from us, that it couldn't take off! The law is strict when it comes to archaeology, right? Especially on foreigners. They're fxcking thieves, like you.
===
It's not "Pre-Hispanic." Meso-American or Maya, which is what they are. Ever heard of Belzoni? Giovanni Belzoni? He was an eccentric Italian, a 19th century explorer. In his London strongman shows he'd lift 20 people at once. They stole it. Yes, Frank, I was there.
"There's no preservation without plunder."
===
The stuff inside that bag is worth millions of dollars... and nothing at all.
===
I get dizzy thinking about how close those pieces came to being lost forever. I think of all the things that might've disappeared without anyone knowing. All the things that could have never been.
===
"Why ruin a good story with the truth?"

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IndyPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top