Prepare for a thrilling rollercoaster ride as “Baby Bandito” hits Netflix at the end of this month, delivering a potent blend of action and romance. This romantic heist thriller, directed by Julio Jorquera and inspired by a real-life robbery at the International Airport of Santiago, Chile in 2014, promises to captivate audiences with its heart-pounding narrative.
Scheduled to premiere on January 31, “Baby Bandito” features an ensemble cast led by Nicolás Contreras as Kevin, the skating prodigy and protagonist of the series. Francisca Armstrong portrays Génesis, Kevin’s love interest, while Pablo Macaya takes on the role of Pantera, Carmen Zabala as Mística, and Lukas Vergara as Panda.
The story unfolds in the gritty suburbs where Kevin resides, known as the ‘hood.’ His mundane existence takes an exhilarating turn when he falls head over heels for Génesis, a privileged young woman. However, their passionate romance faces a formidable obstacle when Génesis’s overbearing mother deems Kevin unworthy and demands he stay away.
Undeterred by the challenges, Kevin, along with his love interest Génesis and a team of friends, including Pantera, Mística, and Panda, concocts a daring plan to execute Chile’s biggest heist. Their target: a blueprint held by the notorious gang, The Butchers, with the intention of extracting six million pesos from a specific cargo. The amateur group, surprisingly, succeeds in carrying out the heist, setting the stage for the real drama to unfold.
The Butchers, true to their name, are a ruthless gang known for their violent methods, which involve skinning and hanging their victims. As the story progresses, Kevin, Génesis, and their crew must grapple with crucial decisions, especially considering Kevin becomes the country’s most wanted fugitive. With both law enforcement and bloodthirsty criminals hot on their trail, “Baby Bandito” becomes a high-stakes tale of amateur bandits navigating their newfound success and the perilous consequences that follow. Will they outsmart their pursuers, or will their daring escapade lead to their downfall? Find out in this gripping narrative of love, heists, and the consequences that come with defying the law.