THE CLANThe Clan film poster
Argentina, 2015
Spanish with English subtitles/ 110′
Director/Writer: Pablo Trapero

Tuesday, July 25 | 7PM
The Cinematheque
1131 Howe St (btw Helmcken and Davie)

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When it was first released in Argentina, Pablo Trapero’s film had the highest opening box office of all time. The key to that success is simply that The Clan is based on one of the most shocking crimes in the country’s history, the Puccio Clan case. In 1985, the news broke that the Puccios, a well-established Catholic family with five children from San Isidro, an upper-class suburb of Buenos Aires, kidnapped and held people hostage for ransom in their own home. The film is a disturbing, impressive, and beautifully controlled interpretation of those events, with Guillermo Francella's magnificent depiction of the father, a performance for the ages. 

''Pablo Trapero’s wrenching, exciting new film, could be described as an examination of the banality of evil'' A. Scott New York Times.

 

Argentina, comienzos de los años 80. Detrás de la fachada de una típica familia del distinguido barrio de San Isidro, se oculta un siniestro clan dedicado al secuestro y asesinato como modo de vida. Arquímedes, el patriarca, lidera y planifica los operativos. Alejandro, el hijo mayor, estrella del club de rugby casi y jugador del seleccionado nacional Los Pumas, se somete a la voluntad de su padre para "marcar" posibles candidatos y se sirve de su popularidad para no levantar sospechas.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Producers: Hugo Sigman, Matias Mosteirin, Agustin Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Esther García
Cinematographer: Julian Apezteguía
Editors: Pablo Trapero, Alejandro Carrillo Penovi
Music: Sebastián Escofet
Principal cast: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich