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The Angel

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Original title
El ángel aka
  • El Angel
Running time
117 min.
Argentina Argentina
Luis Ortega, Rodolfo Palacios, Sergio Olguín
Julián Apezteguia
Co-production Argentina-Spain; K&S Films, Underground Contenidos, El Deseo, Telefé
Thriller. Drama | Based On A True Story. Crime. 1970s. Gay & Lesbian
Synopsis / Plot
Carlitos is a 17-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling--to be a thief--manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death". Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. Today, after more than 46 years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest-serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.
2018: Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard (Official Section)
2018: Fenix Awards: Best Actor (Ferror). 6 Nominations
2018: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best Hispano American Film
2018: Ariel Awards: Nominated for Best Latin-American Film
2018: Sur Awards: 7 Awards including Best Cinematography. 13 Nominations
2018: Havana Film Festival: Best Actor (Lorenzo Ferro)
2019: Platino Awards: Nominated for Best Editing, Sound & Actor (Ferro)
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