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The Clan

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Original title
El clan
Running time
110 min.
Argentina Argentina
Pablo Trapero
Sebastián Escofet
Julián Apezteguia
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Co-production Argentina-Spain; Kramer, Sigman Films / Matanza Cine / El Deseo S.A / Telefe / ICAA / INCAA
Thriller. Drama | Crime. 1980s. Abduction / Disappearance. Family Relationships. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Argentina in the early eighties. Within a typical family home in the traditional neighborhood of San Isidro, a sinister clan makes its living off kidnapping and murder. Arquímedes, the patriarch, heads and plans the operations. Alejandro, his eldest son, is a star rugby player at a prestigious local club and Los Pumas, the Argentine mythical national team. The son gives in to his father’s will and identifies possible candidates for kidnapping; his popularity shields him from suspicion. To a greater or lesser extent, the members of the family are accomplices in this dreadful venture as they live off the benefits yielded by the large ransoms paid by the families of their victims. Based on the true story of the Puccio family, this film full of suspense and intrigue takes place in the context of the final years of the Argentine military dictatorship and incipient return to democracy.
2015: Venice Film Festival: Silver Lion - Best Director
2015: Goya Awards: Best Hispano American Film
2015: 5 Sur Awards: including Best Cinematography & Upcoming Actor (Lanzani)
2015: La Havana Film Festival: Winner Audience Award
2015: Ariel Awards: Best Actor (Guillermo Francella)
2016: Platino Awards: Best Actor (Guillermo Francella)
2016: Fenix Awards: Best Actor (Guillermo Francella) & Sound
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