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Film poster
Directed by Pablo Trapero
Produced by Pablo Trapero
Martina Gusmán (executive producer)
Written by Alejandro Fadel
Martín Mauregui
Santiago Mitre
Pablo Trapero
Starring Ricardo Darín
Martina Gusmán
Cinematography Julián Apezteguia
Edited by Ezequiel Borovinsky
Pablo Trapero
Distributed by Buena Vista International
Release date
  • 6 May 2010 (2010-05-06)
Running time
107 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

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 bond 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.


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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. 

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