Both a dedicated teacher and a regular Martha Stewart. Well-educated and promised to a bright future. In Argentina, between 1982 and 1985, the Puccios, a well-established family of San Isidro, an upper-class suburb of Buenos Aires, kidnap several people and hold them as hostages for a ransom. At the end of the Falklands War in 1982, Arquímedes, who had been working for the state's intelligence services in operations to capture communist guerrilla fighters, becomes the owner of a small shop, a deli. Both a dedicated teacher and a regular Martha Stewart. In order to maintain his financial status, he decides to turn to crime and start kidnapping people for ransom, targeting wealthy families. Original title: El clan. Except that... all this respectability is nothing but a smokescreen!

It was selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival,[3][4] where director Pablo Trapero won the Silver Lion. Listening to his brother's plea, Alejandro decides not to join his father in the next kidnapping: that of another businessman acquainted with the family, Emilio Naum. Willing to risk it all, they develop an extreme and ludicrous plan to save themselves. Filming & Production Though the kidnapping is successful, Arquímedes kills Ricardo anyway, to avoid any chances of being identified as the kidnapper. The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s. [12] This surpassed the previous record, of the film Wild Tales (2014).

For these folks, there seems to be a mighty fine line between love and cruelty". During his imprisonment, he studied to become a lawyer, and started working as such after his release.

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The Clan (2015) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. In this life, we can pretty much choose to do whatever we want to do as far as it relates to an occupation. It's never clearer than in a daring montage sequence that matches Monica's cries of ecstasy during a bout of lovemaking with the cries for help of a kidnapping victim in the family's home. The first victim is Ricardo Manoukian, a friend and teammate of Alejandro's. However, things do not go according to plan: the ransom negotiations fail; Adriana hears the woman's screams coming from the basement and realizes what had been going on; and Arquímedes gets a call from his former military superiors warning him that his stunts have garnered too much public attention, so he no longer has their protection.

Except that... all this respectability is nothing but a smokescreen! Was this review helpful to you? Yes, but a model evil family! In 2013, he returned to Argentina after the charges were dropped due to the statute of limitations. The Puccios...? The Puccio are apparently a family like any other: Archimedes, the father has a plan in hand, for which he needs the help of his family. (as Steve Kisicky), Doble Rolly Looking for a slightly scary movie to watch this Halloween? [16], List of Argentine submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, List of submissions to the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, "Venice Film Festival: Lido Lineup Builds Awards Season Buzz – Full List", "Venice Fest Reveals Robust Lineup Featuring Hollywood Stars and International Auteurs", "LIVE: The winners of the 72nd Venice Film Festival", "Oscars: Argentina Nominates 'The Clan' for Foreign-Language Category", "Puccio crime clan continues to intrigue Argentina", "Pablo Trapero: "For me it was a challenge to make believable a story that seemed invented, "Trapero, Francella y Peter Lanzani presentaron "El clan", sobre los crímenes de la familia Puccio", "La película "El clan", desde la mirada de las víctimas ¿Qué opinaron del filme? Check out our picks for movies that (hopefully) won't keep you up at night. Cast. Within a typical family home in the traditional neighborhood of San Isidro, a sinister clan makes its living off kidnapping and murder. The children? He gathers his children to help him carry out the ... See full summary ». The father? They talk and hit it off very quickly. (as Juan Santiago Privitera), Dirigente Anglófono #2 Alejandro, for one, is already an admired rugby star. Aan tafel gezeten staart Arquímedes Puccio je indringend aan. Synopsis: Argentina in the early eighties. Due to Alejandro's absence, the plot fails, and Naum is murdered after refusing to stop his car when Arquímedes and his goons begin the abduction. It had the largest opening weekend of any Argentinean film in history, with a box office total of 32 million pesos and 505,000 tickets sold between its opening Thursday and that Sunday, representing 53% of all cinema-goers, seven times more than the second most viewed film, Ted 2. [13] According to BBC News, 1.5 million people saw the film in its first two weeks of release. El clan [The Clan] is een film die nog lang zal blijven heugen door met name de sterk neergezette karakters. Remake of Married... with Children (1987) that follow the life of a middle-class family. The Puccios, a model family? [5] The film was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but was not nominated. At the gate, Guillermo confesses that he knows what Alejandro and their father had been up to, and says he will not be returning after the tour is over, since he is afraid of what will happen if the family's crimes are discovered. Guy Bellinger.


Puccio's undercover activities ? (as Juan Santiago Privitera). A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife. The prosecuting attorney shows Arquímedes the overwhelming evidence against him and tries to broker a deal: if Arquímedes confesses to being the mastermind behind the kidnappings, his family will not be indicted as accomplices. Use the HTML below. | The truth is that Arquimedes Puccio is also - and mainly - the tyrannical leader of a criminal gang composed of... his wife and children. The angelic face of Carlos, a 17-year-old teenager, hides a dark facet of robberies, lies and murders. [15], The film's success led to a 2015 TV mini-series also focused on the Puccio family, Historia de un clan, starring Alejandro Awada. Adriana was also never indicted and, after the trial began, her surname was changed, and she moved in with her maternal uncles. The film was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but was not nominated. A model family! Instead, Arquímedes and his cronies kidnap Florencio's son, Eduardo; since he is one of Alejandro's friends, and thus he's easier to lure into a trap. Zoon Alejandro probeert op te staan en weg te lopen maar kan het niet. The Clan (Spanish: El clan) is a 2015 Argentine biographical crime film written and directed by Pablo Trapero and starring Guillermo Francella and Peter Lanzani. A dignified man, (honest) storekeeper by trade, who cares about his five children, going as far as to supervise the homework of his youngest daughter. The father? You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The Puccios...? The mother? Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter singled out the arresting soundtrack in their reviews; Variety called the choice of music "among the film's most unnerving strategies, reminiscent of Spike Lee's Summer of Sam, in which celebratory pop tunes evoke the era even as they practically serve to encourage the horrors depicted onscreen";[14] The Hollywood Reporter noted that the "loud, upbeat songs ... provide a counterpoint ... [suggesting] how kidnapping became simply a part of life for the Puccios. Official Sites The Clan (Spanish: El clan) is a 2015 Argentine biographical crime film written and directed by Pablo Trapero and starring Guillermo Francella and Peter Lanzani. Well, they consist in kidnapping rich people (preferably young), detaining them in his own house, torturing them gratuitously and doing away with them after cashing the ransom.

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