With his cascade of lush blond locks and a sexy, denim-clad swagger, baby-faced 19-year-old Carlitos (newcomer Lorenzo Ferro in a star-making performance) seems the picture of innocence, a heaven-sent gift whose biggest crime is being an eternal tease to women and men alike. But behind his angelic appearance lies a soullessness that thinks nothing of breaking into whichever home he pleases and taking whatever he wants. For the man known as Blondie, robbery and theft come as naturally as breathing. When this self-proclaimed gift from God befriends handsome, troubled criminal-in-training Ramón (Chino Darín), the pair quickly move from breaking and entering to cold-blooded murder, earning the wide-eyed outlaw the nickname “The Angel of Death” and leaving a bloody swath of terror throughout early-1970s Buenos Aires. This fresh, exciting new film from co-writer and director Luis Ortega was produced by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar.
In competition for the CV Cine and FIPRESCI awards.
|Original Language Title:||El Ángel|
|Running Time:||118 minutes|
|Language:||in Spanish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)|
|Producers:||Hugo Sigman, Sebastían Ortega, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Matías Mosteirín|
|Principal Cast:||Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darín, Daniel Fanego, Mercedes Morán, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani, Cecilia Roth|
|Screenwriter:||Luis Ortega, Rodolfo Palacios, Sergio Olguín|
|Primary Company:||The Orchard|