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Carancho (Las heridas) (2011)



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Sosa (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes) is an ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics. Lujan (Martina Gusman, Lion's Den) is a young, idealistic country doctor new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa's paths repeatedly cross, the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa's turbulent past. With traffics accidents as the number one cause of death in Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich from the personal tragedies that literally litter the streets. -- (C) Strand


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Critic Reviews for Carancho (Las heridas)

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (16)

Some movies are described as explosive: this is positively eardrum-perforating.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The statistic that 8,000 Argentinians die in traffic accidents every year gives his film a context, but Trapero didn't need to work quite so hard to prove it.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

The film's bitterness of vision may owe as much to style as to content: this is not King Lear, it does not go deep. But a vision of sorts it is, harsh and haunting.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Bruising, moving and utterly compelling.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's relatively effective as a thriller, but rarely welcomes the viewer into its world of legalities and despair.

February 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The desolate Edward Hopper nightscapes provide an effective context...

January 6, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Carancho (Las heridas)


A spectacular thriller, gripping, visceral and directed with an intense realism by Trapero, who uses a handheld camera and long takes to simulate a documentary style and keep the audience incredibly tense - and the last scene is fulminating, almost driving the viewers to a heart attack.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Perhaps the fall-spring relationship doesn't quite work but Carrancho is an interesting character sketch of a horrid character. How far will he go to profit at his trade?

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Very well done. Interesting storyline. Rather gritty, which always attracks me. I have to say...Ricardo Darin is becoming one of my top favorite Spanish actors. Just about everything I have seen him in I have liked.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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