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Carancho (2010)

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In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a ... See full summary »

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Sosa
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Luján
Carlos Weber ...
El Perro
José Luis Arias ...
Casal
Fabio Ronzano ...
Pico
Loren Acuña ...
Mariana
Gabriel Almirón ...
Munoz
José Manuel Espeche ...
Garrido
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francisco Acosta ...
Pacheco
Carlos Cardozo
Cristian De Asis
Federico Esquerro ...
Administrativo
Alejandro Fadel
Pablo Galarza
Gabriel Patricio Jimenez
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In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio. Written by Anonymous

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11 February 2011 (USA)  »

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$15,810 (USA) (11 February 2011)

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$85,363 (USA) (3 June 2011)
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Argentina's official submission for the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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Es el amor & Lastima
Written by Alexis Morales & Leo Rey
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a folie a deux
14 December 2010 | by (Pinemar, Argentina) – See all my reviews

One thing that works in this movie is the chemistry between Sosa and Lujan, a discredited lawyer and a drug-addicted emergency room doctor with a self-destructive personality. The picture comes close to the Warner Bros. B-picture genre of the 40s, with the exception that there is no on-screen moral center. Lujan, played by Martina Gusman, quickly moves over to the dark side. Cynically, her drug addiction feels like an after-thought added by one of the writers to explain her compulsions, that go so quickly out of control. Her attraction for Sosi comes out of left field, and the drug addiction is probably an attempt to justify this, but seems over the top and unnecessarily to stack the deck against her. In any case, her habit should have been introduced earlier. The lawyer, Sosa, played by Ricardo Darin, is nasty. He goes after Lujan's assailant with uncontrolled violence and rage --far different than Bardem's understated emotional turmoil in 'Biutiful,' in a similar situation. Finally, why the incomprehensible deus-ex-machina ending? The filmmakers had a more interesting setup than I think they knew how to develop.


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