El Clan
Pablo Trapero's "El Clan" film is based on the true story of the infamous kidnapping family Puccio. K & S Films

Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox have announced the U.S. theatrical release date for “The Clan,” which will open on Friday, March 18, 2016 on a limited platform basis starting in New York City and Los Angeles. The film will be marketed by Fox International Productions and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. Written and directed by Argentinian auteur filmmaker Pablo Trapero ("Carancho," "White Elephant"). The film tells the true story of a middle-class family pulled into a world of kidnapping, ransom and murder by the family’s patriarch.

The film broke box office records in Argentina, and its impressive accolades include: Argentina’s Official Submission for Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards®, Winner of the Silver Lion Best Director Award at the Venice Film Festival for Trapero, Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the AFI Fest. The producers are Hugo Sigman, Matías Mosteirín, Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar and Esther García, the same producing team behind last year’s smash hit “Wild Tales,” as well as Trapero.

On the surface the Puccios live like most families. Arquímedes (Guillermo Francella) presides over a modest household where his wife, sons, and daughters gather over evening home cooked meals to discuss their days. Eldest son Alejandro (Peter Lanzani) is a star rugby player who is manipulated into helping his father carry out the meticulously planned abductions. But when kidnapping turns to murder, Alejandro must finally face the truth that his father, his hero, is a cold-blooded killer.

The film stars beloved comedic Argentinian actor Guillermo Francella, who delivers a performance for the ages as Arquímedes, along with a break out performance by Peter Lanzani as his son Alejandro.

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