The astonishing true story of a seemingly normal middle-class family that trafficked in the kidnapping, ransoming and murder of the wealthy.
Argentinian director Pablo Trapero’s audaciously entertaining true-crime saga is reminiscent of Scorsese at his best. The disappeared — los desaparecidos — are words that carry special resonance in Argentina. Long associated with the crimes of the military junta of the 1970s, the term takes on a different, but no less chilling, in this film.
Based on a true story that rocked Argentina, The Clan tells the almost unbelievable tale of the Puccios, a family who kidnapped wealthy people off the street, held the victims for ransom, and, once paid, killed them.
It is a disturbing, impressive, and beautifully controlled film from a director whose work matures with each new project.
“A slick thriller that brilliantly juxtaposes domestic life and the kidnapping business.” ★★★★ – The Guardian
“A swaggering, black-hearted crime saga worthy of Scorsese.” ★★★★ – The Telegraph
“chilling” ★★★★ – Irish Times
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Argentina, Spain, 2015 | Language: Spanish | 110 minutes | Cert: CLUB
Director: Pablo Trapero
Cast: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich, Gaston Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta, Franco Masini, Antonia Bengoechea, Stefania Koessl