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Carancho (The Vulture)

Director: Pablo Trapero

Country:  Argentina

Year of Production:  2010

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Synopsis

Ricardo Darín (star of the Oscar®-winning The Secret in Their Eyes) and Martina Gusman (Lion's Den) give unforgettable performances in the gripping and highly acclaimed thriller CARANCHO (The Vulture), an exhilarating journey into the darker side of Buenos Aires life from leading Argentinean director Pablo Trapero (Familia Rodante, Born and Bred).

With traffic accidents in Argentina on the rise, bodies become currency and a flourishing black market strives to get rich from the personal tragedies that litter the streets. Sosa (Darín) is an ambulance-chasing personal injury lawyer with questionable ethics. Lujan (Gusman) is a young, idealistic country doctor new to the city. As their lives become intertwined, they form an unlikely romance that becomes threatened by Sosa’s turbulent past.

CARANCHO (The Vulture) is a hard-hitting, edge-of-your seat experience that juggles the emotional turmoil of its riveting central characters with a visceral physicality that grabs your attention from the start and never lets go.

 

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Cast

Starring: 

Ricardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber

Also starring: 

José Luis Arias, Fabio Ronzano, Loren Acuña

Credits

Director: Pablo Trapero

Writer(s): 

Pablo Trapero, Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre

Producers: 

Martina Gusman, Pablo Trapero

Editor:  Ezequiel Borovinsky, Pablo Trapero

Cinematographer:  Julián Apezteguia

Production Details

Country:  Argentina

Year of Production:  2010

Language:  Spanish

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  107 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

Original aspect ratio:  2.35:1

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  2nd March 2012

DVD Release Date:  28th May 2012

Official website:  http://www.ax1entertainment.com/films/latin-america/carancho-the-vulture.html

Reviews

Philip French, THE OBSERVER

"FILM OF THE WEEK"

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Philip French, THE OBSERVER

Mark Kermode, BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

"Moving, powerful...FILM OF THE WEEK by a million miles"

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Mark Kermode, BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

BBC Film 2012

"FILM OF THE WEEK"

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BBC Film 2012

TIME OUT

"FILM OF THE WEEK, Critics' choice"

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TIME OUT

LOVE FiLM

"FILM OF THE WEEK"

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LOVE FiLM

Colin Kennedy, METRO

"exhilarating and shattering"

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Colin Kennedy, METRO

Matt Bochenski, LITTLE WHITE LIES

"Explosive and brilliant"

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Matt Bochenski, LITTLE WHITE LIES

Joe Ellison, SHORTLIST

"a film you can’t take your eyes off...Ricardo Darín is terrific."

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Joe Ellison, SHORTLIST

Ronni Ancona, TATLER

"This dark and menacing noir piece is beautifully handled.... A taut and powerful film"

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Ronni Ancona, TATLER

Dave Aldridge, BBC Radio 5 Live

"gritty, edge-of-your seat stuff"

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Dave Aldridge, BBC Radio 5 Live

SONGLINES

"highly entertaining"

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SONGLINES

Jonathan Crocker, Total Film

"stylish"

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Jonathan Crocker, Total Film

New Internationalist

"a gripping, rooted, superbly human, noirish thriller with one hell of an ending."

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