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Films & Schedules - CARANCHO


Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 6 PM (B1)
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Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 9 PM (C21)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
at 2:45 PM (B3)
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Trapero explores an Argentine underworld of seedy lawyers, ambulance chasers, and insurance fraudsters. Ricardo Darin (The Secret in Their Eyes) ekes out a living as a “carancho” (vulture)—an ambulance-chasing personal injury lawyer, skimming insurance payments from some clients and faking accidents for others. In the hospital he meets emergency room doctor Martina Gusman (Lion’s Den), who is serious-minded and hard-working but maintains a secret drug habit. Despite initial misgivings, she’s drawn to Darin. When the two plot to double-cross Darin’s crooked employers, what begins as mere larceny accelerates, in true film noir fashion, to something more deadly. “Darin and Gusman, each of them excellent, receive sterling support from the rest of the cast, while superb camerawork and editing create a mood of tense immediacy from the attention-catching start to the spiraling chaos of the extraordinarily gripping finale.”—Time Out London. (107 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Crane World (99), El Bonaerense (02), Rolling Family (04), Lion’s Den (08).


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Spanish Language.

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