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The Angel

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Original title
El ángelaka
AKA
  • El Angel
Year
Running time
117 min.
Country
Argentina Argentina
Director
Screenwriter
Luis Ortega, Rodolfo Palacios, Sergio Olguín
Cinematography
Julián Apezteguia
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Argentina-Spain; K&S Films / Underground Contenidos / El Deseo / Telefé
Genre
Thriller. Drama | Based On A True Story. 1970s
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.
Awards
2018: Cannes Film Festival: Un Certain Regard (Official Section)
2018: Fenix Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Cinematography, Editing & Actor
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