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El Angel (2018)

El Ángel (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 9 November 2018 (USA)
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The angelic face of Carlos, a 17-year-old teenager, hides a dark facet of robberies, lies and murders.

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Luis Ortega
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorenzo Ferro Lorenzo Ferro ... Carlos
Chino Darín ... Ramón
Daniel Fanego ... José
Mercedes Morán ... Ana María
Malena Villa ... Gemelas
Cecilia Roth ... Aurora
Sofía Inés Torner Sofía Inés Torner ... Doble Gemelas
Peter Lanzani ... Miguel
Marcelo Cancemi Marcelo Cancemi ... Receptor
Luis Gnecco ... Héctor
Julia Perette Julia Perette ... Señora Aspiradora
Sergio Enrique Seguel Sergio Enrique Seguel ... Señor Sin Pierna
Mario Aitel Mario Aitel ... Dueño Casona San Isidro
Verónica Marlene Verón Yahari Verónica Marlene Verón Yahari ... Empleada Casa Quinta
Solange Veneziani Cardozo Solange Veneziani Cardozo ... Recepcionista Hotel
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Storyline

Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth 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 discoveries, 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." Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. Today, after more than forty-six years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest- serving prisoner in the history of Argentina. Written by Dane

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Mas de 1.000.000 de espectadores en Argentina. [More than 1.000.000 viewers in Argentina.] (Spanish release poster) See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Angel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,348, 11 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$94,481, 13 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is Lorenzo Ferro's actorial debut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carlos: Are people crazy? Does anybody consider the chance to be free? Going wherever you want; however you want. We all have a destiny. I am a natural-born thief. I don't believe in "this is yours, and this is mine".
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Features Disorder in the Court (1936) See more »

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Frost Flower
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Loved it.
27 January 2019 | by AnAlienFromVenusSee all my reviews

One of the best movies I have ever seen. The cinematography, the acting, the music, the whole vibe in general is just amazing, it definitely made me feel some type of way that I can not explain, very few movies manage to do that. Yes, I realize that this film is about a criminal and that what Carlos Robledo Puch did is wrong, however I don't think that the movie romanticized him in any way shape or form. It was very interesting to see how the character interacts with other people. I also love that the film obviously showed that it's not the parent's fault that Carlos is a criminal, the contrast is quite prominent between the characters. It is always easy to put the blame on parents without realizing that everyone has a mind of their own. 10/10 would recommend.


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