March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Country: ARGENTINA, FRANCE, SOUTH KOREA
Run Time: 107 minutes
Every year in Argentina 8,000 people are killed by traffic accidents. Another 120,000 are injured. The millions of pesos that amount from endless insurance settlements create another opportunity for corruption to take over. To many, Sosa is just another "carancho" - a vulture, or traffic accident lawyer, who preys on these victims in order to profit off of their medical settlements. But there is something good about Sosa, a man who is trapped in a dangerous world of deception and violence that he is struggling to escape. Lujan becomes his answer. An emergency services doctor who continually meets Sosa at the scene of his latest clients' accidents, Lujan is a woman who suffers from her own issues of exhaustion and desolation. An unlikely pair, the two fall deeply in love, and even deeper into trouble. A tragic love story disguised as a gritty and disturbing action-filled drama, CARANCHO is a narrative that takes irony to a whole new level. The film is a stripped-down masterpiece that takes a stark look at a very real issue alive in Argentina. With its brutal cinematography and flawless ending, CARANCHO will leave you feeling as if you've just been the victim of a car accident yourself. (In Spanish with subtitles) – M.M.
Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pablo Trapero has been making films about his country for over a decade.
"Crane World" (1999), "El Bonaerense" (2002), "Rolling Family" (2004), "Born and Bred" (2006), "Lion's Den" (2008), CARANCHO (2010)