The angel

Argentina, Spain, 2018, 119’

Director

Luis Ortega

Producer

Hugo Sigman,
Sebastián Ortega,
Pedro Almodóvar,
Agustín Almodóvar,
Matías Mosteirín

Scenario

Luis Ortega,
Rodolfo Palacios,
Sergio Olguín

Rights Holder

Film Factory

Rights Holder for Belarus

PROvzglyad

DOP

Julián Apezteguía

Cast

Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darín, Daniel Fanego, Mercedes Morán

Production

Kramer & Sigman Films, Underground Producciones, El Deseo

Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people’s things, but it wasn’t until his early adolescence that his true calling – to be a thief – manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discovery, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death"…

HONORS
2018 Cannes IFF (France) – Un Certain Regard
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Luis Ortega

Born in Buenos Aires in 1980. In 1999, at the age of nineteen, he directed his first feature film, CAJA NEGRA, which received multiple international awards and launched him as one of the most promising and innovative filmmakers in Argentina. Since then, he developed a filmography with a strong signature, becoming one of the most daring and attractive voices in the independent Latin American scene, including MONOBLOC, DROMÓMANOS and LULÚ.

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