Country: Argentina, Spain
Original Title: El ángel
Running Time: 114min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Spotlight Series, Marimbas Award
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
Cinematographer: Julian Apezteguia
Editor: Guille Gatti