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El Angel

Florida Premiere


Country: Argentina, Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: El ángel

Running Time: 114min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Marimbas Award, Spotlight Series

Based on the true story of one of Argentina’s most infamous criminals, El Angel highlights the origins of Carlos Robledo Puch, the teenage baby-faced serial killer whose murder spree dominated national headlines in Argentina during the early 1970’s. What begins as a series of milder crimes for Carlos quickly escalates into a series of ruthless killings. Guided by his blonde curls and angelic demeanor, he manages to lure his victims one by one.

Ortega’s biopic is a visual feast that manages to blend Puch’s pathology and the spirit of his times, in a style that follows the director’s fascination with outlaws and the underground. The film saw its world premiere at this year’s Uncertain Regard Program at the Cannes Film Festival.


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Director: Luis Ortega
Producer: Hugo Sigman, Sebastian Ortega, Pedro Almodovar, Agustín Almodovar, Matias Mosteirin, Esther Garcia, Leticia Cristi, Axel Kuschevatzky, Pablo Culell
Screenwriter: Luis Ortega, Rodolfo Palacios, Sergio Olguín
Executive Producer: Micky Buyé, Javier Braier
Production Company: K&S Films, Underground Producciones, El Deseo

Music: Moondog
Cinematographer: Julian Apezteguia
Editor: Guille Gatti

Cast: Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darín, Mercedes Moran, Cecilia Roth, Daniel Fanego, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani

Luis Ortega

Luis Ortega is an Argentine director and screenwriter. His first feature film, Black Box (2002), written when he was 19 years-old, stood out amongst Argentinian film critics. His films Monoblac (2005), The Dirty Saints (2009) and Lulu (2014) all premiered at the Toronto International Film Festiva and were featured in many others worldwide. El ángel premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year.