Buenos Aires, the early 1980s: In an affluent suburb a seemingly normal family makes its living off kidnapping and murder. Welcome to the home of the Puccios - and the astonishing true story of Argentina’s most notorious crime family.
Patriarch and former secret service agent Arquímedes (a terrifying, icy performance from Guillermo Francella) plans and heads up the gruesome operations. Alejandro, the eldest son and a star rugby player with rising hopes for Argentina’s national team, gives in to his father’s will and helps identify possible candidates for abduction. Slowly but surely the other family members all become accomplices as they either support or turn a blind eye to the terrible crimes, living off the large ransoms paid by their victims’ families in the process...
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‘The Clan’ shouldn’t be as enjoyable as it is. But it’s a delight to be in the hands of a storyteller who can impress you with his stylistic...
Director Pablo Trapero, that reliable purveyor of cinematic thrills (Carancho, White Elephant), transforms this real-life saga into a film that functions as both a slick, pop-scored Scorsese-alike crime flick and an unsettling study of political and personal perversity.