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The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

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Pablo Trapero
14 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillermo Francella ... Arquímedes Puccio
Gastón Cocchiarale Gastón Cocchiarale ... Maguila Puccio
Peter Lanzani ... Alejandro Puccio
Stefanía Koessl Stefanía Koessl ... Mónica
Aníbal Barengo Aníbal Barengo ... Basualdo
Aldo Onofri Aldo Onofri ... Ordoñez
Rubén Estévez Rubén Estévez ... Comisario
Miguel Ángel Lembo Miguel Ángel Lembo ... Comodoro
Fabio Aste Fabio Aste ... Secretario Comodoro
Fernando Miró Fernando Miró ... Gordon
Juan Cruz Márquez de la Serna Juan Cruz Márquez de la Serna ... Oveja Gonzalo
Santiago Privitera Santiago Privitera ... Eduardo Aulet (as Juan Santiago Privitera)
Franco Masini ... Guillermo Puccio
Antonia Bengoechea Antonia Bengoechea ... Adriana Puccio
Lili Popovich ... Epifanía Puccio
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Storyline

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

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Toda familia tiene secretos. [Every family has its secrets.] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and a scene of sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 August 2015 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Klanen See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,519, 20 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,255, 10 April 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second film written and directed by Pablo Trapero to be featured in competition at the Biennale di Venezia, the first one being Crane World (1999), his first feature. See more »

Goofs

Car plates shown in the movie are not accurate. The movie takes place in in 80's and two different cars show the same plates (C1844288, first a grey Fiat 1500 when they are about to collect the first payment) and again the same plate later on. That number where about the last ones used in 1994 when Argentina changed the plate pattern to 3 letter + 3 number.

Also the kidnapping van shows two different plates on the back and the front (In Argentina using both plates is mandatory). See more »

Quotes

Arquímedes Puccio: Good morning.
Secretario Comodoro: Morning.
Arquímedes Puccio: I need to see the Commodore.
Secretario Comodoro: You already told me that on the phone and I've already explained it to you.
Arquímedes Puccio: That's why I'm here. I'm not happy with your explanation.
Secretario Comodoro: Listen, Puccio. I don't have time for this. Can't you see it?
Arquímedes Puccio: Am I not making myself clear? I want... to see the Commodore.
Secretario Comodoro: Things aren't looking too good. You'd do well to stay under the radar for a bit. This goverment is fucking it up to the point that no one can tell what'll happen next. Do as I say. Lay Low....
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Soundtracks

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
Written by Allan Roberts (lyrics) and Doris Fisher (melody)
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots
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Gripping story, average film.
31 March 2016 | by santiagocosmeSee all my reviews

I was so excited when I heard this movie was released in Argentina that the anticipation to watch it felt like watching the final of the World Cup. And, as it also so often happens with World Cup finals, the movie was disappointing. I am not sure where and why it failed to capture my attention, but I just know that even though the story has potential, the movie is directed in a way that feels rather boring. I know that El Clan has become the most successful movie in Argentinian history, but it is a title it does not deserve. The movie is very average and possibly only matters because it is based on true events that caused a stir not that many years ago. For lovers of real event movies.


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