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Argentina, 2010, 107 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France / Chile / South Korea
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film Noir, Latino, Thriller
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Rooted in the reality of the corruption and violence of Buenos Aires, this gritty modern-day noir features Ricardo Darin (The Secret In Their Eyes and The Son Of The Bride) as Hector Sosa who, like the titular vulture-like bird, swoops down on unfortunate victims of Argentina’s shockingly commonplace road accidents. Having lost his law license, he is relegated to the role of ambulance chaser for his thuggish employers who profit from a flourishing industry of false claims and insurance scams, fleecing victims of the bulk of any settlement received through their “foundation.”

When he meets Luján, an overworked medic who is wrestling with her own demons as she tries to save the lives of Sosa’s “clients,” he has a dramatic change of heart, but his plans to escape this life and change his ways go horribly awry. With crisp, tight editing, this lean and suspenseful thriller takes us through accident sites, hospital wards, and seedy interior settings that would be perfectly in place in a Hollywood noir. Carancho is the latest example of director Trapero’s trademark socially realistic cinema.

DIRECTOR: Pablo Trapero
Producer: Youngjoo Suh
Editor: Pablo Trapero, Ezequiel Borovinsky
Screenwriter: Pablo Trapero, Santiago Mitre, Martin Mauregui, Alejandro Fadel
Cinematographer: Julian Apezteguia
Principal Cast: Martina Gusman, Ricardo Darin, Carlos Weber, José Luis Arias
Filmography: Lion’s Den (2008), Born and Bred (2006), Rolling Family (2004)
Print Source: Strand Releasing -

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