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Carancho film.jpg
Argentine theatrical release poster
Directed byPablo Trapero
Produced byPablo Trapero
Martina Gusmán (executive producer)
Written byAlejandro Fadel
Martín Mauregui
Santiago Mitre
Pablo Trapero
StarringRicardo Darín
Martina Gusmán
CinematographyJulián Apezteguia
Edited byEzequiel Borovinsky
Pablo Trapero
Distributed byBuena Vista International
Release date
  • 6 May 2010 (2010-05-06)
Running time
107 minutes

Carancho is a 2010 Argentine crime film directed by Pablo Trapero and starring Ricardo Darín and Martina Gusmán. It was entered into the Un Certain Regard section of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards,[2] but it did not make the final shortlist.[3]


Sosa is a lawyer recently expelled from the bar association who works as an ambulance chaser - known as "carancho" in Argentina - touring the emergency departments of the public hospitals and the police stations, in search of potential clients for his barely-legal law firm. One night he meets Luján, a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces trying to get an internship as a surgeon. The two start a romantic relationship that is threatened when Sosa breaks his association with his corrupt boss. When Sosa is about to get back his attorney registration (and while making amends for his bad deeds) he and Luján are attacked by former partners of the firm, initiating an escalation of violence.



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 87% based on 46 reviews, and an average rating of 6.8/10.[4] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 66 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Carancho". Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Defending Champ Argentina Submits 'Carancho' to Oscars". Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  3. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Continue to Oscar® Race". Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Carancho (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Carancho Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

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