Synopsis

In an affluent suburb of Buenos Aires in the early-80s, a seemingly normal family makes its living off kidnapping and murder. Welcome to the home of the Puccios - and the astonishing true story of Argentina’s most notorious crime family. Patriarch and former secret service agent Arquímedes (a terrifying, icy performance from Guillermo Francella) plans and heads up the gruesome operations. His eldest sun Alejandro, a star rugby player with rising hopes for Argentina’s national team, gives in to his father’s will and helps identify possible candidates for abduction. Slowly but surely, the other family members all become accomplices as they either support or turn a blind eye to the terrible crimes, living off the large ransoms paid by their victims’ families in the process. Produced by Pedro Almodóvar and the team behind Wild Tales, Pablo Trapero’s thrilling new film is a true-life tale of corruption and manipulation, riddled with shocking intrigue and nail-biting suspense - taking place in the final years of the Argentine military dictatorship and incipient return to democracy. Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice 2015, it's set to be one of the most scintillating films of the year.

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Director

Pablo Trapero

Cast

Guillermo Francella: Arquimedes Peter Lanzani: Alejandro Lili Popovich: Epifania Gaston Cocchiarale: "Maguila" Giselle Motta: Silvia Franco Masini: Guillermo Antonia Bengochea: Adriana Stefania Koessl: Monica


Details

Original title: El Clan Production companies: Kramer & Sigman Films, Matanza Cine, El Deseo DVD catalogue number: ART801DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART190BD DVD and Blu-ray special features: Making-of featurette Interview with director Pablo Trapero Interviews with the cast Trailer

Awards

Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2015 Venice Film Festival
Winner of five Argentine Academy Awards



Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Crime, Drama, Thriller

DIRECTOR: Pablo Trapero

CAST:
Guillermo Francella: Arquimedes
Peter Lanzani: Alejandro
Lili Popovich: Epifania
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COUNTRIES: Spain, Argentina

LANGUAGES: Spanish

AWARDS:
Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at the 2015 Venice Film Festival
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  • “Audaciously entertaining... Martin Scorsese would immediately recognise a kindred spirit”

    Robbie Collin, The Telegraph


  • “Brilliant... An unsettling and provocative thriller”

    Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent


  • “Says a great deal about turning a blind eye to evil”

    Kate Muir, The Times


  • “Terrifically well-made”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • “Guillermo Francella is mesmerising as the sadistic patriarch”

    Clive Botting, Huffington Post


  • “Exciting”

    A. O. Scott, The New York Times

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Pablo Trapero

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