The Clan

Friday 31st March, 2017

108 mins.
Dir: Pablo Trapero
Argentina 2014
Cert 15
Starring: Guillermo Francella , Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich

They’re well to do, they’re well educated, they’re well connected – and they kill people… Meet the Puccio clan, a respectable middle class family living in a respectable suburb of Buenos Aires. For them kidnapping and extortion are a nice little earner, even if it all ends in murder! Set in the early 1980s during the death throes of the Argentinian military dictatorship, the disturbing events portrayed in “The Clan” mirror the political repression and violence then prevalent throughout the country. However, as Argentina takes tentative steps towards democracy, the new authorities are less willing to turn a blind eye to the Puccios’ horrific crimes. Based on real events, “The Clan” is both exciting true crime drama and incisive political satire.

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