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The Puccios...? A model family! They are few, those that could match them. The father? A dignified man, (honest) storekeeper by trade, who cares about his five children, going as far as to supervise the homework of his youngest daughter. The mother? Both a dedicated teacher and a regular Martha Stewart. The children? Well-educated and promised to a bright future. Alejandro, for one, is already an admired rugby star. Except that... all this respectability is nothing but a smokescreen! The truth is that Arquimedes Puccio is also - and mainly - the tyrannical leader of a criminal gang composed of... his wife and children. Puccio's undercover activities ? Well, they consist in kidnapping rich people (preferably young), detaining them in his own house, torturing them gratuitously and doing away with them after cashing the ransom. The Puccios, a model family? Yes, but a model evil family!Written by
Pablo Trapero started working on the movie in 2007. See more »
Scenes involving trains were filmed near the Urquiza line, the only one of the Buenos Aires metropolitan network using the same electric rolling stock from the 70s. However, in one scene a train passes by rightward and it can be seen it's painted mustard with a gray strip, which is the painting scheme of the current private operator and not of the former Ferrocarriles Argentinos. However, other scenes do show trains with the characteristic "colibrí" yellow-blue-red scheme.
Other than that, the rail tracks show Pandrol clips fastening them to concrete sleepers. Neither of those were used until the 2000s. See more »
[to Alex, after both are taken into custody]
Sweetheart, what's happening? Alex!
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Just returned from the cinema. I liked the movie and the acting of all the characters, in particular from Guillermo Francella who already proved very well that he's not only excellent for humor but also an excellent drama actor.
The movie has a superb 80's atmosphere in every detail, from cars, clothes, phones, music (the music in this film is awesome!).
Regarding the story -which was true- the movie helped me understand much better the events and to correlate how Puccio got to that situation.
I really recommend this movie and I hope you have the opportunity to see it.
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