A Ton of Luck
Based on a true story, a group of 147 overworked and underpaid Colombian soldiers find a treasure they didn’t seek: $46 million. The film is a surreal black comedy and follows 4 of the 147 soldiers who were part of the anti-guerrilla “Destroyer” battalion, telling of their story leading up to and after finding the money. The soldiers decide to divide the money among themselves instead of giving it to the Colombian government. They don’t have food, water or toilet paper, yet they simply use their bags full of money as pillows. As the soldiers are recalled and taken back to civilization, they start to use their money for bad things, spending it on brothels, alcohol and prostitutes. The money the soldiers have found changes their lives. They no longer live in poverty and now are capable of achieving their dreams. As they return to civilization, they hope to make all their dreams come true.