Monday, March 05, 2012

Film News: Carancho

Just released in the UK is the Argentinian film Carancho (Vulture):

Trapero's sixth feature is a knife-edge thriller set in the murky legal quagmire of accident insurance scams. Sosa (Ricardo Darín) is an unlicensed lawyer who chases down road accident victims, representing them against insurance companies, but knowing that his clients will receive only a fraction of the financial reward. When he meets Luján (Martina Gusman), a paramedic, he sees in her hope of a new life. But to escape, he must cross his ruthless boss.

UK Trailer

For some splendid Argentinian crime fiction, I recommend Ernesto Mallo's Needle in a Haystack and Sweet Money and Claudia Pineiro's less crime, more satire Thursday Night Widows.

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