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.
“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.”