The Clan

US Premiere

DIRECTED BY Pablo Trapero

Country: Argentina, Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: El Clan

Running Time: 108min
Production Year: 2015
Category: FILM

The notorious Puccio case that stunned Argentina 30 years ago has lost none of its power to shock, outrage and chill. A member of the secret police of the Videla military regime of the late 70s and early 80s, it was Arquimedes Puccio’s job to kidnap dissidents during the reign of terror where more than 30,000 citizens simply “disappeared”. But after the fall of the regime, the upper middle-class Puccio kept right on going, kidnapping his rich neighbors and demanding huge ransoms – and then killing the victims even after the ransoms were paid.

Director Pablo Trapero tackles the juicy tale with a driving, muscular gusto, delving into Puccio’s fascinating influence over his family and associates. Especially affected was Puccio’s eldest son, Alex, a promising and popular young rugby star, but who was lost in the grip of his father’s psychological control over the “family business”. As entertaining as it is disturbing, The Clan exposes our insatiable fascination for impunity. – Jaie Laplante

 

SILVER LION – BEST DIRECTOR

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credits

Director: Pablo Trapero
Producer: Hugo Sigman, Matias Mosteirin, Agustin Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Esther García, Pablo Trapero
Screenwriter: Pablo Trapero

Music: Sebastián Escofet
Cinematographer: Julian Apezteguía
Editor: Pablo Trapero, Alejandro Carrillo Penovi

Cast: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani

Pablo Trapero

Pablo Trapero was born in San Justo, Argentina, and is one of the most important filmmakers of his generation. His first feature, Crane World (1999) was a multi-international award winner; Rolling Families screened at the 2005 Festival, Lion's Den in 2008 and White Elephant in 2013. For The Clan Trapero won the Best Director Silver Lion at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

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