In 2006 Venezuela, a privileged 20-year-old recruits the maid’s straight-laced son to carry out a currency exchange scam, earning them millions by exploiting the country's poorest - but their insatiable greed turns brother against brother. Inspired by true events.


BOLICHICOS is a socio-political, crime-thriller inspired by true events. Set in 2006 Venezuela—at the beginning of the country’s collapse—Alejo Muller, a privileged and ambitious 20-year-old playboy, exploits his former childhood friend Nixon Navarro, the maid’s strait-laced son, to carry out a scam involving the government’s policy to limit the currency exchange market. As the two long-lost brothers join forces and swindle poor people for their own gain, their insatiable greed tears the brothers against each other.​

Juan Avella Juan Avella
Screenwriter, Director

Juan Avella is an LA-based writer-director originally from Caracas, Venezuela, who focuses on gritty, social crime stories and thrillers set in multicultural worlds. Juan holds a Business... more»

Diego Nájera Diego Nájera

Diego Nájera is an LA-based producer from Guadalajara, Mexico. He is a USC International Artist Fellow (2014-2016), a recipient of the Producers Guild of America Debra Hill Fellowship (2016),... more»

Additional Credits

Carolina Costa (Cinematographer)

Genre: Scripted, Thriller