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EL ÁNGEL

by Luis Ortega

synopsis

Carlitos is a seventeen-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 forty-six years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest- serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.

international title: El Ángel
original title: El Ángel
country: Argentina, Spain
sales agent: Film Factory Entertainment
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Luis Ortega
screenplay: Luis Ortega, Serguio Olguín, Rodolfo Palacios
cast: Cecilia Roth, Chino Darín, Malena Villa, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani, Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Lorenzo Ferro
cinematography by: Julian Apezteguía
film editing: Guille Gatti
art director: Julia Freid
music: Moondog
producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Leticia Cristi, Pablo Culell, Esther García, Axel Kuschevatzky, Matías Mosteirín, Sebastían Ortega, Hugo Sigman
executive producer: Javier Braier, Micaela Buye
production: El Deseo, Kramer & Sigman Films (AR), Underground Contenidos (AR)
backing: Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) (AR), Televisión Federal (Telefe) (AR)