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Carancho [videorecording] / Strand Releasing ; Cine Argentino Matanza Cine, Finecut, Patagonik, Ad Vitam, L90 Producciones con el apoyo de INCAA-Programa IberMedia presentan ; una película de Pablo Trapero ; dirección, Pablo Trapero ; guión, Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero ; productor, Pablo Trapero
[Buenos Aires] : Matanza Cine SRL ; [Culver City, CA] : Distributed by Strand Releasing, c2011
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997.2 .C373 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Personal injury lawyers -- Drama
Women physicians -- Drama
Legal ethics -- Drama
Ambulance chasing -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Insurance -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Drama
Subject Buenos Aires (Argentina) -- Drama
Subject(s) Film noir
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Medical films (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Fiction films
Motion pictures, Spanish
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; widescreen presentation
Language In Spanish with English subtitles
Cast Ricardo Darin, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber, Jose Luis Arias, Fabio Ronzano, Loren Acuña, Gabriel Almirón, José Espeche
Credits Direccion de fotografia, Julián Apezteguia ; montaje, Ezequiel Borovinsky, Pablo Trapero ; direccion de arte, Mercedes Alfonsin ; vestuario, Marisa Urruti
Note Originally produced as an Argentinian motion picture in 2010
MPAA Rating: Not rated; this film contains mature subject matter
Summary 22 deaths a day, 683 a month, over 8,000 a year, 100,000 over the last decade. In Argentina, traffic accidents are decimating those 35 and under. Festering beneath Argentina's crime-plagued, class-divided society is the quasi-lawless realm of motor vehicle accidents and their aftermath. Sosa is an ambulance-chasing lawyer. He's lost his license, so now he works the late-night streets of Buenos Aires, signing up injured clients for a predatory firm that will pay them perhaps a quarter, or a fifth, of what the insurance companies pay. Luján is an overworked young doctor who takes ambulance shifts for extra money. Her level of sleeplessness and chemical intake renders her less than desirable for performing emergency life-and-death surgery, but to Sosa Luján seems to be a ministering angel who can redeem his sleazoid existence. While Luján and Sosa can fall in love, the more vital question is can they escape the grim logic of their situation, evade responsibility for their own actions, and outrun a machine determined to destroy them?
Contents Helping hand -- A swindler -- Change of luck -- Cardiac arrest -- ER brawl -- Who's in charge? -- Lurking vultures -- Power of attorney -- On call -- No time to waste -- Absolute madness -- Credits
Note Special features: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Other Strand Releasing trailers (7 min.)
Alternate Author Trapero, Pablo, 1971-
Fadel, Alejandro, 1981-
Mauregui, Martín, 1980-
Mitre, Santiago, 1980-
Darín, Ricardo, 1957-
Gusman, Martina
Weber, Carlos
Arias, José Luis
Cine Argentino (Firm)
Matanza Cine (Argentina)
Finecut (Firm)
Patagonik Film Group
Ad Vitam (Firm)
L90 Producciones (Firm)
Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (Argentina)
Strand Releasing (Firm)
Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)

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