Museo (Museum) (2018): Mexican Ruizpalacios’s Heist Movie, Starring Gael Garcia Bernal

The Mexican heist film Museo, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios, and written by him and Manuel Alcalá, world premiered at the 2018  Berlin Film Fest, where it won the Silver Bear Award for Best Screenplay.

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Film poster

Two students plan on robbing Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, stealing invaluable Mayan, Mixtec and Zapotec art, during Christmas.

The two thieves break inside the museum and steal hundred of pieces. Back home, they watch on TV a news piece about their attack on national culture.

Gael García Bernal as Juan Núñez
Leonardo Ortizgris as Benjamin Wilson
Simon Russell Beale as Frank Graves
Lynn Gilmartin as Gemma
Alfredo Castro as Dr. Núñez
Leticia Brédice as Sherezada


Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios
Produced by Manuel Alcalá
Ramiro Ruiz
Gerardo Gatica
Alonso Ruizpalacios
Written by Manuel Alcalá
Alonso Ruizpalacios

Music by Tomás Barreiro
Cinematography Damián García
Edited by Yibrán Asuad
Distributed by YouTube Premium

Release date: February 22, 2018 (Berlin); August 23, 2018 (Mexico)
Running time: 128 minutes