Breaking box-office records in Argentina with the strongest opening ever for an Argentine film, director Pablo Trapero charts the horrific true story of the comfortably middle-class Puccio family, whose business, in the early 1980s, consisted of kidnapping people even richer than themselves. The hauntingly cold-eyed Guillermo Francella (The Secret in their Eyes, SFF09), plays Arquímedes who, along with his family as accomplices, regularly actioned the unthinkable to his victims. He even had the support of his politician friends, despite the fall of Jorge Rafael Videla, which officially ended the statesanctioned “disappearance” of an estimated 30,000 dissidents.
However, as those closest to him begin the falter in their alliance, justice threatens to burst the perfect bubble Arquímedes has constructed around himself, in the most dramatic way possible.
After winning awards at the prestigious Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, The Clan swept the Argentinian Academy Awards, and won best Ibero- American film at the recent Goyas, cementing it as both a critical and commercial success and an unmissable festival highlight.