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The Club (2015)

El Club (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 28 May 2015 (Chile)
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A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

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Pablo Larraín
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfredo Castro ... Padre Vidal
Roberto Farías Roberto Farías ... Sandokan
Antonia Zegers ... Hermana Mónica
Marcelo Alonso ... Padre García
Jaime Vadell Jaime Vadell ... Padre Silva
Alejandro Goic ... Padre Ortega
Alejandro Sieveking ... Padre Ramírez
José Soza José Soza ... Padre Matías Lazcano
Francisco Reyes ... Padre Alfonso
Diego Muñoz Diego Muñoz ... Surfista
Gonzalo Valenzuela ... Surfista
Catalina Pulido Catalina Pulido ... Surfista
Paola Lattus Paola Lattus ... Mujer de Sandokan
Erto Pantoja Erto Pantoja ... Dueño de Perro
Felipe Ríos Felipe Ríos ... Dueño de Perro
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Storyline

Four Catholic Priests, now excommunicated, share a secluded house in a small coastal house of Chile, where they are are supposed to atone for their sins. Their quiet routine, placed under the supervision of Mother Mónica (Antonia Zegers), is disturbed by the coming of a fifth man. The newcomer, a pedophile, appears as a most unwelcome reminder of their own tainted lives. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 May 2015 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

El club See more »

Filming Locations:

La Boca, Navida, Chile

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,514, 7 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,756, 21 February 2016
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fabula See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards (2016) but it was not nominated. See more »

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Referenced in The Club: Pablo Larraín Interview (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Adoro Te Devote
Written by Thomas Aquinas (as Tomás de Aquino)
Performed by Daniela Ropert, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell and Alejandro Sieveking
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Disturbing and visceral film making from Chile
18 January 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

This is a film from Pablo Larrain who brought us 'Tony Manero' and 'No', and is an excellent film maker. This is about a sort of retirement home for bad Priests on the coast of Chile. There four priests and one fallen nun get to live out their days away from where they can do harm to their erstwhile flocks. The crimes range from sexual abuse of children to child stealing from unmarried mothers. Then after a new incident a crisis counsellor turns up with Vatican credentials.

His job is to find out what has really taken place and see if these people are still worth the efforts of the Mother Church.

Now this is a cold film, it is also very bleak at times with many references to sexual abuses and so can be difficult in places. However, it is also powerful and does not set out to wholly condemn anyone. Everyone gets to have their say and all angles seem to be covered which makes the whole thing more real.

It is also a film that has a sense of doom and an urgency that makes you want to carry on watching it. I am a fan of Pablo Larrain and this film has only encouraged me in that endeavour – recommended.


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