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The Club (2015)

El club (original title)
A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

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Erto Pantoja ...
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Four catholic priests, now excommunicated, share a secluded house in a small coastal house of Chile where they are are supposed to atone for their sins. Their quiet routine, placed under the supervision of Mother Monica, is disturbed by the coming of a fifth man. The newcomer, a pedophile, appears as a most unwelcome reminder of their own tainted lives... Written by Guy Bellinger

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28 May 2015 (Chile)  »

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$6,514 (USA) (5 February 2016)

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$29,756 (USA) (19 February 2016)
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Pablo Larraín is also director and producer of No (2012) and writer and director of Post Mortem (2010), among other well known chilean films. See more »

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Featured in 73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) See more »

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Fratres for String Quartet
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Franz Joseph String Quartet
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Crude and important!
30 April 2016 | by (Quito, Ecuador) – See all my reviews

"El Club" by Pablo Larrain as "No" (2012) movies with a burden of historical and political transcendent defining only one side of the coin of Chile. Portrays a crude but important insight into a very small part of a country that is more than necessary to expose and raise it as a reality in the XXI century.

Aesthetically subtle and powerful at the same time, excellent music composition and interpretation of characters. Dynamic parallel editing perfectly achieved that gradually unfolds the story.

The film holds the viewer in front of the screen all the time, almost unblinking. Intriguing, mean and real.

A Masterpiece!


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