The Bank of Spain is unlike any other institution. A bank that is almost impenetrable. Nobody could ever rob this bank. There are no blueprints to be found. There are no maps. There is no information on the vault’s engineering scheme. It’s a total mystery. Furthermore, the bank’s security chief guards it as though his life depended on it. This exciting challenge piques Thom’s interest, a brilliant man eager to unlock the vault’s secrets and reach the bank’s depths. The prize is a long-lost treasure that will only be held for ten days inside the bank.
The team has just ten days to plan the heist and pull off a once-in-a-lifetime escape, led by charismatic art expert Walter. Ten days to prepare, but just ninety minutes to execute: the ninety minutes of the World Cup final, which will attract hundreds of thousands of fans to the Bank of Spain’s doors.
Their window of opportunity coincides with Spain’s triumphant World Cup run in South Africa in 2010, which attracted huge crowds to watch the games on giant outdoor screens outside Madrid’s financial landmark. It evokes equal parts Ocean’s Eleven and The Italian Job as the team is assembled, the scheme is conceived, and the crime is carried out, all under the noses of the bank’s top-notch security team and a carnival of nationalistic revelry.