The Hold Up (2000) - Details

Adriana ozores, carmen maura, maribel verdu, malena alterio. Lesmes' second feature is a comic crime caper with a feminist twist. Divorced mother lola (ozores) works as a cleaner in a bank but dreams of a better life. So she assembles a most unlikely team of equally desperate bank robbers: a wealthy woman on the skids (maura); a single, pregnant hairdresser (verdu); and a boyish street punk (alterio). The solid script, deft direction and excellent performances from the stellar cast combine to create a warm-hearted farce with a political edge.