From the producers of Wild Tales and directed by Pablo Trapero (White Elephant, Lion's Den, Carancho) five times selected in Cannes, comes THE CLAN, a suspense thriller based on the sordid controversial real-life case that shocked Argentina in the 80's.
Silver Lion for Best Director at the Biennale di Venezia 2015.
3 M admissions in Argentina and counting!
Argentina's submission for the Oscar's Academy Awards.
Best Latin American Film Nomination at the Spanish Academy Goya Awards.
"It’s a terrifying encounter, filmed with the propulsive immediacy and virtuoso flair of a Martin Scorsese or Brian de Palma setpiece." VARIETY
"Combines the trappings of a family chronicle with shades of film noir. [...] Impressively well played." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Suspense Thriller / 2015 / Spanish / Completed / Argentina-Spain
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.
Pablo Trapero (White Elephnt, Lion’s Den, Carancho)
K&S Films (Wild Tales, 7th Floor)
Matanza Cine (Lion’s Den)
El Deseo (Wild Tales, I’m so excited, The Skin I live in)
Hugo Sigman (Wild Tales)
Pedro & Agustín Almodóvar (Wild Tales, I’m so excited!)
Guillermo Francella (The Secret in their eyes, Heart of Lion)
Peter Lanzani (Casi Ángeles)
Lili Popovich (No Return)