The Heist of the Century (Spanish: El robo del siglo) is a 2020 Argentine comedy thriller film and is directed by Ariel Winograd. The film stars Diego Peretti, Guillermo Francella, Pablo Rago, Luis Luque, Rafael Ferro, and Mariano Argento.
The film is based on a true story, the robbery of the Banco Río branch in the Buenos Aires town of Acassuso on January 13, 2006, which was attacked by a gang of six robbers armed with toy weapons. They took 23 hostages and took $ 15 million from 147 safes.
The filming began on April 15, 2019 in Buenos Aires and ended on June 4 of the same year in Potrerillos, Mendoza, approximately seven and a half months before its final release, on January 16, 2020. The script was written by producer Alex Zito and the author of the robbery, Fernando Araujo, who had a paint shop ten blocks from the bank. The film was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.