“The Clan”

Director:           Pablo Trapero

Duration:          1 hr 48 mins

Language:        Spanish

Starring:           Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani

Time:               8.00pm

Location:          Fermanagh House

The Clan is a 2015 Argentine biographical crime film directed by Pablo Trapero. It was selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, where director Pablo Trapero won the Silver Lion. The film was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but was not nominated.

The story is based on the case of the Puccio family from Buenos Aires, that kidnapped four people -three of whom they murdered- in the 1980s.

STORYLINE…

The Puccios appear to be a typical middle-class family from the affluent district of San Isidro, with aspirations of moving up into upper class. The family comprises Arquímedes Puccio, the family patriarch; Epifanía Puccio, his wife; Alejandro, their eldest son and a star rugby player; Daniel "Maguila", their middle child, who'd left the country years ago and hadn't kept in touch; Silvia, their eldest daughter, a school teacher; Guillermo, their youngest son, who is still in high school; and Adriana, their youngest daughter, who is in middle school.

The truth is that Arquimedes Puccio is also the tyrannical leader of a criminal gang composed of his wife and children. Puccio's undercover activities consist in kidnapping rich people detaining them in his own house, torturing them gratuitously and doing away with them after cashing the ransom..

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