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Review: 'Carancho' Features The Car Crash As All-Purpose Metaphor

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 11, 2011 7:56 AM
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If Pablo Trapero's "Carancho" is to be believed, and it is not a film without conviction, then Argentina is the car crash capital of the world. If not, it's fair to worry about certain drivers being behind the wheel -- 8000 Argentinians per year lose their life to an auto accident, so says the brief title cards in "Carancho," a stat that introduces us to the catalyst of what goes on in this film.

Scott Cooper Attached To Direct Remake Of Pablo Trapero's Argentinian Thriller 'Carancho'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 16, 2010 2:40 AM
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Scott Cooper, director of last year's Jeff Bridges-led musical tale of redemption "Crazy Heart," is reportedly attached to direct a remake of Pablo Trapero's 2010 thriller "Carancho," which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year in the Un Certain Regard category and has been submitted as Argentina's representative for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

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