Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice 2015 and five Argentine Academy Awards.
'The Clan', Pablo Trapero's true-crime thriller, had the largest opening weekend of any Argentinean film in history. According to the BBC, 1.5 million Argentinians turned out to watch it in cinemas in the first two weeks of its release.
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 son 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 smash hit 'Wild Tales', Pablo Trapero’s thrilling film is riddled with shocking intrigue and nail-biting suspense - taking place in the final years of the Argentine military dictatorship and incipient return to democracy.
✮✮✮✮ "Full of Scorsese-like swagger" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
✮✮✮✮✮ "Trapero’s ingenious screenplay confounds audience expectations" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
✮✮✮✮ "Argentinian film-maker Pablo Trapero lands a sledgehammer punch with this terrifically well-made movie" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian