In this captivating blend of comic caper and thriller, 30-something Juan (Gael García Bernal) still lives at home. Frustrated by his lack of professional progress and ambition, he convinces his friend Benjamin (Leonardo Ortizgris) to join him and break into Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum to steal priceless Mayan artifacts. Although the actual robbery is meticulously planned, the amateur thieves have no idea how to sell the treasures afterward. Based, incredibly, on real events, Museo is both profound and hilarious.

Museo is the work of a genuinely creative directorial talent, and the early family scenes, richly detailed and shrewdly acted, provide just the right emotional context for this squabbling, indecisive gang of two.” —Chicago Tribune

“A fun, stylish, singular heist flick that’s about so much more than the theft itself.” —Los Angeles Times

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Alonso Ruizpalacios
Spanish with English subtitles
Running Time
128 minutes
Digital, Color