An ambulance chaser/carancho falls for an ER/ambulance doctor, he meets one night "at work" in Buenos Aires.


Pablo Trapero


Alejandro Fadel (screenplay), Martín Mauregui (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Sosa (as Ricardo Darin)
Federico Silva Federico Silva ... Hombre que golpea a Sosa 1
Cristian De Asis Cristian De Asis ... Hombre que golpea a Sosa 2
Martina Gusman ... Luján
Fabio Ronzano Fabio Ronzano ... Pico
José Ramirez José Ramirez ... Motoquero (as Jose Ramirez)
Claudia Gargiulo Claudia Gargiulo ... Enfermera
Maria Soledad Bravo Maria Soledad Bravo ... Embarazada
Graciana Chironi Graciana Chironi ... Señora Mayor
Miguel Ángel Olivera Miguel Ángel Olivera ... Borracho (as Miguel Angel Olivera)
María Luz Morteo María Luz Morteo ... Mujer accidentada 1 (as Maria Luz Morteo)
Eduardo Peralta Eduardo Peralta ... Hombre accidentado
Carlos Weber Carlos Weber ... Perro
José Luis Arias José Luis Arias ... Casal
Gabriel Almirón Gabriel Almirón ... Muñoz (as Gabriel Patricio Almiron)


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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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. See more »


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Far, very far from the best Trapero
25 November 2010 | by Marcelo_Dos_SantosSee all my reviews

Knowing Pablo Trapero's previous works, I found myself thinking (three quarters into the movie) "Wow, it seems the guy lost it". Not a bad movie itself, good, strong, structured script, plenty of bad guys who are bad only to make a living but otherwise understand their victims' problems and motivations, but afflicted by some lack of style, narrative rhythm and, last but not least, a very poor acting and voice management by the female lead, Martina Gusman.

Otherwise beautiful,sexy and well planted in front of the contained, every-year-more-Arab-looking Darín, the conflicted, substance-sustained heroine (pun intended) fails to show the downfall of a reputation-seeking doctor, trapped in a war which is not hers, anchored to a love she didn't ask for and, nevertheless, makes part of the cruel disintegration of her world.

The nervous, shaking camera style of Trapero in this flick, adds tension to the tale but fails to remark some important dramatic points. He misses, too, regarding to acting direction, allowing some of the actors —not all, granted— to deploy "methodic" works (in the sense of Actor's Studio ones) which do more damage than good to the development of the plot.

All said, "Carancho" adds nothing to the brilliant Trapero's career, far away from his brilliant "Mundo Grúa" and "El bonaerense". Fairly enough, this one can be considered just one lesser work.

Worth watching? If you like claustrophobic, dark, miserable, sordid crime movie, but with not that good acting and directing, yes. If this isn't the case, look for Adrián Caetano's "Un oso rojo".

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11 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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$15,810, 13 February 2011

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2.35 : 1
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