Presented by: New Zealand International Film Festival

The Clan

5 August 2016

ITR Auditorium


Argentina/Spain 2015
Pablo Trapero
In Spanish with English subtitles

In Argentina everybody knows about the Puccio Clan case. In 1985 it was discovered that a spate of kidnappings and murders had been the work of the Puccios, a well-established Catholic family with five children from San Isidro, a high-class suburb of Buenos Aires. They had held the hostages in their basement, then, after the ransoms had been paid, murdered them. Mamá Puccio and the daughters were allegedly oblivious, but the sons were up to their necks, none more so than golden-haired national rugby star Alejandro (Peter Lanzani), used as bait to attract victims by the controlling paterfamilias. It is largely through the conflicted eyes of young Alejandro that the story unravels, but Guillermo (The Secret of Their Eyes) Francella’s icy composure in the paternal role dominates Pablo Trapero’s fearsomely compulsive film.

“There’s such an irresistible, black-hearted swagger to [Pablo Trapero’s] latest that Martin Scorsese would immediately recognise a kindred spirit.” — Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

Running Times:
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.

Box Office Open: 1 Hour Prior to first session of the day
Auditorium Doors Open: 15 Minutes prior to film (Approx)
Duration: 110 Minutes
Box Office Close: 30 Minutes after last film starts

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