Feature Film | 2005 | Western | France

    Brief synopsis

    Sara, a wealthy banker’s daughter, and Maria, from a farming background, had very little chance of ever crossing paths. That was up until Tyler Jackson, a representative of the New York Bank and Trust, brings them together in misfortune, tearing apart their families to illegally grab Mexican lands in order to extend the American railroad.
    Determined to avenge their fathers and to protect the farmers’ lands, the two young women become ace robbers, stealing only from Bank and Trust branches. Quentin, an inspector fresh out of training, is sent by the New York police to arrest the women. However, it isn’t long before he yields to these charming dispensers of justice. Meanwhile, Jackson and his men learn to fear the pistols of the women that the entire country is now calling “The Bandidas.”


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Salma HayekSara [L]
    Penélope CruzMaria [L]
    Steve ZahnQuentin [SR]
    Dwight YoakamJackson [SR]
    Sam ShepardBill Buck [SR]


    Production controllerRomuald Drault
    Production accountantSandrine Molto
    Production accountantDominique Baran
    Production accountantValérie Fugier
    1st ADRené Villarreal
    2nd ADJulian Valdez
    2nd ADVictor Herrera
    Post production supervisorÉric Bassoff
    Post production coordinatorSusana Antunes
    Post production coordinatorSidonie Waserman
    Post production coordinatorAgnès Berger-Sebenne
    Post production coordinatorClara Vincienne
    Director of photographyThierry Arbogast
    Camera operatorYves Agostini
    Camera operatorGuillermo Rosas
    Steadicam operatorGerardo Manjarrez
    1st assistant cameraJean-Paul Agostini
    Still photographerDaniel Dasa
    Casting directorLouis DiGiaimoUSA
    Casting directorCarla HoolMexico
    Extras/bit player castingAlicia Ruizcoordination
    Costume designer (creator)Olivier Bériot
    Assistant costume designerCorinne Bruand
    DirectorJoachim Roenning
    DirectorEspen Sandberg
    Script supervisorValentine Traclet
    EditorFrédéric Thoraval
    Key/dolly gripJesus Labstida
    Key/dolly gripJean-Pierre Mas [1]
    GafferBenito Aguilar
    Key makeup artistCarlos Solana
    Makeup artistJean-Pierre EychenneSalma Hayek
    Makeup artistMarco RosadoSalma Hayek
    Makeup artistWhitney L. JamesPenélope Cruz
    Hair stylistBeatrice De Alba
    ComposerÉric Serra
    ProducerAriel Zeitoun
    ProducerLuc Besson
    Production designerHugues Tissandier
    Assistant production designerClaire Amoureux-NicoleCo-réalisateur :
    Construction managerJean-Pierre Battaia
    Lead painterFrançoise Malapate
    Lead painterMarco Aurelio AguilarMexico
    Lead painterSaul RosalesMexico
    Production managerEmmanuel Jacquelin
    Production managerCarlos TaiboMexico
    Production coordinatorNicole Soriano
    Production coordinatorGloria LozanoMexico
    Production coordinatorIndia OsborneUSA
    Assistant production managerZsuzsanne Szkurka
    Assistant production managerElizabeth Cortes
    Assistant production managerMagali Sagarra
    Unit managerMartin Coiffier
    Unit managerCarlos TamesMexico
    ScreenwriterRobert Mark Kamen
    ScreenwriterLuc Besson
    IdeaLuc Besson
    Production sound mixerMarc-Antoine Beldent
    Production sound mixerSantiago Nunez
    Sound re-recording mixerDidier Lozahic
    Sound editorGillaume Bouchateau
    Special effects supervisorDaniel Cordero
    Special effects supervisorLaurencio Cordero
    Stunt coordinatorJulian Bucio
    Stunt riderMario Luraschi

    Production companies

    Ajoz Films [fr]
    EuropaCorp [fr]


    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 18/01/2006