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Carancho (2010)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 11 February 2011 (USA)
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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 »

Director:

Pablo Trapero

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

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

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Dark, moody film, superbly produced.
4 November 2010 | by davidtraversa-1See all my reviews

This movie is as perfect as any contemporary movie can be perfect nowadays. The uncompromising plot shows the very somber underside of the insurance business in all its corruption, corruption found in any other big business, as we are getting to know more and more every day just by reading the world news.

They show it really as mafia business.

Corrupt lawyers, corrupt police, corrupt doctors. Everybody and his grandmother is corrupt!! A very dark, very stark movie.

Quite-quite depressing to watch, but so very well done that it grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let go. Road traffic in the big, polluted city, is the major protagonist, the core of the story, and it is pack and parcel of many outdoor scenes where the interminable string of vehicles running with their noise and pollution are a permanent reminder that every few minutes, inevitably, some accident will occur.

The music is so perfect following the story that just now I realize that there must have been music, because I don't remember any!!

The traffic accident victims, their pain, their waiting for an ambulance lying on the bare cement of the street, maybe with broken bones, in awful pain, any minute of waiting time an atrocious agony, and the ambulance taking forever to arrive..., to me those were intolerable scenes because I was a victim of accidents too and the whole nightmarish thing came back to my mind.

All the hospital scenes were PERFECT.

And the dismal public hospitals, with stained doors (dirt), lack of supplies, lack of doctors and nurses...,and the few available (for too many patients), dead tired without sleep due to so much overwork and underpaid.

No wonder then that they could make horrible mistakes! It couldn't be more depressing. Maybe it's my problem, but I prefer to see a comedy nowadays.

The length of this movie is PERFECT, not a minute too long, not a minute too short. The editing and the camera work just couldn't be better. All the actors sheer perfection too.

Only one question bothers me when it comes to script logic. At the very end, who was driving the white pick up? Because as far as I understood, Darin's character didn't have reliable friends to count on. It's the only flaw that I could notice in the whole movie.

Excellent, a truly excellent film.


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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,810, 13 February 2011

Gross USA:

$85,526

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,120,012
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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