THE ANGEL

EL ÁNGEL

By Luis ORTEGA

FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES

Crime - Completed 2018

Carlitos is a 17-year-old with movie star looks. He meets Ramon and together they embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime.Together, they stole and killed. Today, after more than forty-five years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest-serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2018
Un Certain Regard
Toronto - TIFF 2018
Contemporary World Cinema
San Sebastian FF 2018
Pearls
Stockholm IFF 2018
Open Zone
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Crime
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Luis ORTEGA
    • Synopsis
    • 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-five years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest- serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.