Carancho

2011

Carancho

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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

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (6)

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  • May 06, 2013
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • May 23, 2012
    In a country where thousands die every year on road accidents, there are always voltures waiting around to profit from it. The film treads between corruption and personal integrity. And although it seems indifferent at first, but as it unravels it gets more gutsy and ends with a climatic bang.
    Nicolas K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2011
    Pablo Trapero's thriller Carancho, introduced corrupt people who profit from victims of car accidents. Among them is Sosa, played by Ricardo Darín, an ex lawyer who lost his license by working for thugs who scam victims for their insurance. Luján (Martina Gusman), was a beautiful young doctor who was at the beginning of her career and must work emergency rooms and ride in ambulances to help the injured in order to gain experience to become a respected doctor. They met over an accident, where Luján was helping a victim and Sosa was planning to use the victim for his plans. Both Sosa and Luján seemed to fight their own demons, Luján happened to be a drug addict, while Sosa endangered the lives of innocent people to satisfy the bosses to whom he worked for.This was the difference between their passion for each other and their participation in the dark crime of 'caranchos, resulting in an ending few will predict.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2011
    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 Super Reviewer

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