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THE CLAN

by Pablo Trapero

synopsis

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 CASI—a prestigious local club—and the Argentine mythical national team (Los Pumas). 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.

international title: The Clan
original title: El Clan
country: Argentina, Spain
sales agent: Film Factory Entertainment
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Pablo Trapero
film run: 108'
release date: ES 13/11/2015, FR 10/02/2016
screenplay: Pablo Trapero
cast: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Inés Popovich
cinematography by: Julian Apezteguía
film editing: Pablo Trapero
art director: Sebastián Orgambide
costumes designer: Julio Suárez
music: Sebastián Escofet
producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Esther García, Matías Mosteirín, Hugo Sigman, Pablo Trapero
production: El Deseo, Matanza Cine (AR), Kramer & Sigman Films (AR), K&S Films (AR), Televisión Federal (Telefe) (AR)
backing: ICAA - Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales
distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment Spain, Diaphana Distribution

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main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2015Venezia 72, Silver Lion for Best Director
Toronto International Film Festival 2015Platform
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015
Pearls
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