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Atraco a las 3... y media (2003)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Iñaki Miramón Iñaki Miramón ... Galindo
Josema Yuste Josema Yuste ... Benítez
Josep Julien Josep Julien ... Cordero
Cristina Solà Cristina Solà ... Mónica (as Cristina Solá)
Manuel Millán Manuel Millán ... Castrillo
Manolo Royo Manolo Royo ... Martínez
Juan Fernández Juan Fernández ... Delgado
Manuel Alexandre ... Don Felipe
Elsa Pataky ... Katia
Neus Asensi ... Adela
Chus Lampreave ... Doña Vicenta
Beatriz Rico Beatriz Rico ... Lolita
Marta Fernández Muro ... Celia
Pedro Reyes Pedro Reyes ... Máximo
Natalia Millán ... Eloísa


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El atraco era a las 3... pero llegaron media hora más tarde.


Comedy | Crime







Release Date:

20 June 2003 (Spain) See more »


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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References Spy Kids (2001) See more »


Written by Paco Ortega
Performed by Paco Ortega
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Inferior remake dealing with a sympathetic group of unlucky bank workers carry out a heist with unexpected consequences .
15 November 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Remake to ¨Atraco a Las Tres¨ that was a brilliant and fun parody about bank robbery sub-genre with portentous as well as likable characterizations , in this new entry there are also charming roles but by far the original film . This agreeable picture concerns a hold-up pulled off by a bunch of unfortunate as well as bungling people but things go awry . It deals with a beloved group of characters who attempt to execute a robbing led by Fernando Galindo (Iñaqui Miramón replacing Jose Luis López Vázquez) who works in the ¨Prevision Bank¨ (the remaining permanent staff are Josema Yuste , Josep Julien , Cristina Solà , Manuel Millán , Manolo Royo) . A powerful German bank named ¨Bremen¨ bought this small bank and then decides to pre-retirement the workers to execute new plans and using high technology , firing the old personnel . And the bureaucratic and repressive office chief (Juan Fernández) has to proceed these schemes . At the beginning the bank employees are reluctant but one day Galindo convinces the others in the bank to plan a hold-up in the office they are working . Galindo convincing definitively the others to join him and all of them decide to rob the bank , as the clerks prepare everything carefully . As soon as they deceive a neighbour (Chus Lampreave) , the group hatches an elaborate scheme to steal a fortune from the vault by digging a hole on the upper apartment . But events get worse , including the fact that they are suspects by the bank manager director .

It is a caper comedy follows a bumbling group of bank workers decide to execute a robbery . It is an amusing and funny comedy with several fun and hilarious set pieces , great comic performances , social critique on economical crisis , lots of laughs , and many other things . There are some nice jokes in the film and the cast , playing eccentric characters , make a cosy fit . It takes a simple concept , a peculiar robbing , being schemed , planned and proceeded by botcher people . ¨Atraco a Las Tres Y Media¨ is a comical and sometimes disconcerting account of a bunch of middle-lower class people from the personal , social , cultural , and economic perspective , because needing all of them , urgently , amount of money to resolve their problematic lives . For viewers today , this film gives a certain nostalgia for a simpler , more naive era of entertainment . This film packs attractive images , strange situations , fun things , twists and turns ; but it especially contains catching touches of humor and irony . Interesting as well as funny screenplay by prolific writer/producer Pedro Maso who said in an interview that he wrote the script in 9 nights ; being mostly set into a bank office and adapted to Spanish characteristics by this time . And including some sexual scenes and nudism in charge of Beatriz Rico and Elsa Pataky . The flick interweaves fun comedy along with a social criticism about the Spanish crisis of the early 2000s and a little bit of suspense and great amusement . This film is made to entertain , and this movie , especially for a good time and a pleasant entertainment . And it results in a highly original yarn though takes a lot of ideas from original , with a fine message , which is pretty well delivered . The flick contains silly incidents , fun plot twists , tongue-in-cheek , grotesque situations and above all , humor . Sitting in a strange middle ground between the completely absurd and the stylishly cool . This film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few ridiculous . The characters are quite odd , grotesque and geek and the film races on at incredible speed . Filmmaker delivers an acceptable comedy in which the main and support cast are frankly outstanding . The main attraction resides in its excellent cast in which stand out Iñaqui Miramón , and a large support cast full of familiar faces as Juán Fernández as manager bank , Carlos Larrañaga , Manuela Velasco , Neus Asensi , Beatriz Rico , Chus Lampreave , Marta Fernández Muro , Natalia Millán , Pedro Reyes , Blanca Marsillach , and gorgeous Elsa Pataky , among others .

The motion picture was professionally directed by Raoul Marchand , though with no originality . However , the true creator was the prolific producer Pedro Masó , who also written/produced the original and this remake . He was a great writer , producer and director , expert on comedies , known for La Coquito (1977), Puente Aereo , La Miel , La Menor , Una Chica Y Un Señor , Experiencia Prematrimonial , Las Adolescentes , La Familia Bien Gracias , Las Colocadas , Las Ibéricas F.C. , and several others . The original picture ¨Atraco a Las Tres¨ or international title : ¨Robbery at 3 O'clock¨ (1962) was directed by filmmaker José Maria Forqué , it is considered a gem of 1960s Spanish film comedy , its status as a classic derives from the wonderful and iconic great cast as José Luis López Vázquez as unforgettable Galindo , , José Orjas , Cassen , Gracita Morales , Agustin Gonzalez , Manuel Alexandre and Alfredo Landa . It had various remakes and other films regarding this 1962 classic such as ¨El Palo¨ with Adriana Ozores , Carmen Maura , Malena Alterio and finally this ¨Atraco a Las Tres... y Media¨ (2003) by Raoul Marchand also with a big main cast and plenty of secondaries and again Manuel Alexandre . Rating . Rating : 5.5/10 . So-so , passable remake but failed at the Spanish box office .

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