Dir. Agustín Toscano. Argentina-Uruguay-France. 2018. 93mins
“English translations don’t always best catch the tone of a film. Apart from its unfortunate touch of innuendo, the title The Snatch Thief doesn’t quite have the grandeur of the Spanish original, El Motoarrebatador, which actually evokes the sound of a motorcycle revving up. The film’s opening shot, of two dark-helmeted figures poised for action on the back of a bike, suggests that we’re in for something like a Latin American version of The Wild One. But the suggestion is misleading and ironic – this Argentinian drama with comic touches is more like The Mild One” says Jonathan Romney.