The disappeared — los desaparecidos — are words that carry special resonance in Argentina. Long associated with the crimes of the military junta of the 1970s, the term takes on a different, but no less chilling, meaning in the hands of filmmaker Pablo Trapero. Based on a true story that rocked Argentina, The Clan tells the almost unbelievable tale of the Clan Puccio, a seemingly normal middle-class family who kidnapped wealthy people off the street, held the victims for ransom, and, once paid, killed them.
The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.
The Puccios…? A model family! They are few, those that could match them. The father? A dignified man, (honest) storekeeper by trade, who cares about his five children, going as far as to supervise the homework of his youngest daughter. The mother? Both a dedicated teacher and a regular Martha Stewart. The children? Well-educated and promised to a bright future. Alejandro, for one, is already an admired rugby star. Except that… all this respectability is nothing but a smokescreen! The truth is that Arquimedes Puccio is also – and mainly – the tyrannical leader of a criminal gang composed of… his wife and children. Puccio’s undercover activities ? Well, they consist in kidnapping rich people (preferably young), detaining them in his own house, torturing them gratuitously and doing away with them after cashing the ransom. The Puccios, a model family? Yes, but a model evil family! Written by Guy Bellinger
|Cast:||Antonia Bengoechea, Franco Masini, Gastón Cocchiarale, Giselle Motta, Guillermo Francella, Liliana Popovich, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl|