CARANCHO
a film by Pablo Trapero

 

Argentina / Chile / France / South Korea
107 minutes , 35mm, Color
Starring Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber,
Jose Luis Arias, Fabio Ronzano

In Spanish with English Subtitles

 

January 23, 6 PM
Alamo Ritz
320 East 6th Street, Austin 78701 (Map
)

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Sosa (Ricardo Darín, THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES) is an ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics. Lujan (Martina Gusman, LION'S DEN) is a young, idealistic country doctor, new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa's paths repeatedly cross, the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa’s turbulent past. With traffic accidents as the number one cause of deaths in Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich from the personal tragedies that literally litter the streets.


Sosa (Ricardo Darín, EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS) es un «Carancho», un abogado especializado en accidentes de tránsito en Buenos Aires. Gracias a las aseguradoras y a la corrupción, se aprovecha sin escrúpulos de las numerosas víctimas de la carretera, que llenan los bolsillos de unos cuantos abogados mafiosos. Una noche en la que busca clientes potenciales, conoce a Luján (Martina Gusman, LEONERA), una joven médica de urgencias que acumula horas de trabajo y se droga frecuentemente para soportar el ritmo. Así empieza su historia de amor. Ella, tratando de salvar la vida de un accidentado; él, tratando de convertirlo en su cliente.

 

"This film is a black thriller. Like those in the 40s or 50s, in which the detective-like plot is silently shaped into the portrait of a complex social pattern. It is also about the private lives of two characters trying to live through an unstable world, where a seemingly minor act may well trigger a series of fatal outcomes. It is, in its own way, a love story between a man and a woman, immersed in a market where disgrace is the currency." - Pablo Trapero

 

Argentina’s official selection for the 83rd Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes Film Festival 2010 – Official Selection
Fantastic Fest 2010 – Best Director: Pablo Trapero
Fantastic Fest 2010 – Best Actress: Martina Gusman

 

Screenplay: Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre & Pablo Trapero
Producer: Pablo Trapero
Co-producers: Youngjoo Suh, Juan Pablo Galli, Alejandro Cacetta, Juan Vera, Alexandra Henochsberg, Gregory Gajos, Arthur Hallereau, Felipe Braun
Executive Producer: Martina Gusmán
Production Director: Agustina Llambi Campbell
Cinematography: Julián Apezteguia
Sound by: Federico Esquerro
Edited by: Ezequiel Borovinsky, Pablo Trapero
Art: Mercedes Alfonsín
Wardrobe: Marisa Urruti
Make-Up: Marisa Amenta
Assistant Director: Martín Carranza
Production Manager: Daniel Rutolo


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January 23, 6 PM

Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

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