Watch: Un hombre de acción 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – Which we follow in Lucio’s footsteps as part of the European anarchist movement, from his humble beginnings as a bricklayer turned bank robber, to taking the lead in one of the most important economic shenanigans of the last century. But Lucio will have to choose between the anarchist cause and protecting his own..
Plot: Loosely inspired by the life of Lucio Urtubia, explore the figure of the so-called anarchist ‘Robin Hood,’ who ran a legendary counterfeiting operation in Paris that put him in the crosshairs of America’s largest bank, when he managed to obtain a huge amount of money by forging traveler’s checks to invest in causes he believed in.
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Despite the interesting premise, the plot fell flat after the intriguing opening sequence. The story starts in 1962, with main character Lucio Urtubia and girlfriend reaching the Paris airport with a bag full of cash. Costumes and set look spot on and the audience is left wondering what will happen next, since the police is in hot pursuit.
There follows the first annoying flashback to 20 years previously, in Spain with teenage Lucio attempting and failing his first bank robbery to help his sick father. Move forward 10 years and Lucio is in Paris, joining his sister and working as a builder. On his construction site, Lucio meets some anarchists who introduce him to the doctrine and Lucio decides to “expropriate” bank money to help comrades in need, with the help of more skilled anarchist robber Quico.
At this stage the timeline starts to get muddles, with Lucio meeting Anne, the love of his life, robbing banks and eventually getting caught and incarcerated, then out again for another round that includes falsifying banknotes and finally printing fake travellers cheques.
The actor playing Lucio looks much older than a twenty-something in the section taking place in 1952 and still much older than girlfriend Anne, even 10 years later. Also, he’s not a particularly good actor and seems to be sleepwalking through the movie. Most un-engaging, gets a couple of stars for costumes and sets.
Fighter for a good cause
Lucio Urtubia Jiménez was born in 1931 in Cascante, a small town in Navarra in the north of Spain. He lived most of his life in Paris. He was a legendary bank robber, not interested in personal enrichment; the proceedings of his heists were used in attempting to bring down Francisco Franco’s fascist regime and thereby free Spain.
He was an admirer of the Cuban revolution and other liberation movements and he tried (unsuccessfully) to interest Che Guevara in a scheme to bring down the US economy by circulating counterfeit dollars. He was instrumental in the capture of Klaus Barbie in Bolivia and in helping Black Panthers to flee the USA, which put him on the CIA’s crosshairs.
Opinions about Urtubia vary, He rated high among his fellow anti-Franco fighters. One of them, Albert Boadella, whom Urtubia helped escape Spain defined him as “a Quixote tilting not at windmills but at real enemies.” Unsurprisingly, the French police took a dim view of him as “a criminal mastermind pulling the strings of an international criminal organization.” However, he had many admirers and friends on France such as Albert Camus and André Breton.
His most celebrated exploit was in 1977. With the help of master engravers he forged and circulated 20 million worth of Citibank travellers checks. Initially, Citibank tried to force the French police to make an example of Urtubia. However, the plan was too sophisticated for either the police or Citibank and they were forced to capitulate. Urtubia escaped with a short sentence and a substantial take which he distributed among guerrilla groups. Superficially one could compare Urtubia with Robin Hood, However, the latter only led a showy but ineffectual revolt against a few corrupt lords, while Urtubia dealt a lot more successfully with the real villains.
I liked this movie. It takes some liberties with the facts and the point of view is somewhat naive and hero worshipping; the psychology of the characters is not really touched or developed. But the final result is positive. Excellent acting, direction and cinematography.
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Javier Ruiz Caldera
Writer Patxi Amezcua
Actors Juan José Ballesta, Luis Callejo, Liah O’Prey
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
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