The Clan

Pablo Trapero (2015)

Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich Rated 15 Run time 108 mins

8pm: Local film maker Richard Rimmer will introduce us to some his comedy sketches and a short film made in the Lewes area. Followed by The Clan at approximately 8.30pm

Winner at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival of the Silver Lion


Pablo Trapero’s film is the unsettling, horrifying story of the notorious Puccio crime family in post-junta 1980’s Argentina, who maintained the grisly totalitarian craft of ‘dissapearing’ people, effectively re-purposing it into the lucrative business of kidnapping.

There is violence certainly but Francello, who you may recognise from ‘The Secret In Their Eyes’, provides a sterling performance as the scary head of the family.  Likely to provide for lot’s of discussion but not for the squeamish.

89% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.0/10 – IMDB

“Pablo Trapero’s brilliant new film The Clan is an unsettling and provocative thriller which can also be read as an allegory about bad faith and corruption in the post-dictatorship Argentina of the 1980s.”

The Clan, Pablo Trapero’s wrenching, exciting new film, could be described as an examination of the banality of evil.”