CineClub México: Los Ladrones Viejos

Los ladrones viejos: Las leyendas del artegio
Old Thieves: The Legend of Artegio

A film by Everardo González

This film was screened as a part of the 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22)

With special guest Arturo Chavez, SVP of Hispanic Owned & Operated Networks Olympusat Inc., in attendance for audience engagement and Q&A

A special presentation of Cine Club México with Cine Las Americas

Los ladrones viejos Las leyendas del artegio


Everardo González
Mexico, Documentary, 2007
97 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

OLD THIEVES: THE LEGEND OF ARTEGIO is the story of a generation of thieves who achieved their greatest successes in the ‘60s, of the codes of conduct and ethics that characterized them, of the various “categories” of delinquents that populated the streets of the city, of the alliances with the police commanders that allowed them to get ahead, the betrayals that followed them, and the price they finally paid for it.


Everardo GonzálezMexican director Everardo González is considered one of the strongest voices in the documentary genre in Latin America. His filmography includes PULQUE SONG (2003), OLD THIEVES (2007), THE OPEN SKY (2011), DROUGHT (2011), and EL PASO (2015), all of which screened and won awards at various festivals like IDFA, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Sarajevo, Guadalajara, and Morelia. His most recent film DEVIL’S FREEDOM (2017) was awarded the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlinale in 2017.



Producer: Everardo González, Roberto Garza Angulo, Alejandro Molina, Issa Guerra
Production Companies: ARTEGIOS, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE), Arte 7, Filmoteca de la UNAM
Cinematographer: Martín Boege, Everardo González, Gerardo Montiel Klint
Editor: Juan Manuel Figueroa
Sound Design: Matías Barberis
Music: Rodrigo Garibay, Matías Barberis
Cast: Jorge Calva Márquez (alias Fantomas), Efraín Alcaráz Montes de Oca (alias El Carrizos), Raymundo Moreno Reyes (alias El Burrero), ArcadioOcampo Anguiano (alias Xochi), Lt. Mauro Morales, Sgt. Marco Villarreal

Print Source: María Josefina Parra,