Carancho

Synopsis: In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is a flourishing industry founded on insurance payouts and legal loopholes. Sosa is a lawyer who tours the A&E Departments of the public hospitals and the police stations in search of potential clients. Luján is a young doctor recently arrived from the provinces. Their love story kicks off one night when Luján and Sosa meet in the street. She's trying to save a man's life; he wants him on his client portfolio.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Pablo Trapero
Production: Strand Releasing
  5 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
87%
UNRATED
Year:
2010
107 min
$85,363
Website
87 Views


OVER THE LAST DECADE,

IN ARGENTINA, TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

ARE DECIMATING:

THOSE 35 AND UNDER.

THE COMPENSATION MARKE IS BOOMING.

C'mon, you son of a b*tch!

- Come over here.

- Shut up and walk.

- How d'you know my dad?

- From soccer.

- Oh yeah? Which club?

- Morn.

- Which club, son of a b*tch?

- Stop it...

- Which club?

- Almirante Brown.

What?

Son of a b*tch!

Which club was my father in?

Which team?

Which club was my father in,

piece of sh*t?

Laferrere.

- Can't remember?

- I'm not sure...

Couldn't wait 'til after the burial,

Swindling f***er.

Let's go!

Respect the dead,

son of a b*tch!

- F***ing vulture!

- Let's get out of here.

Ready, Lujn?

Hurry up, please!

Coming,

Come on, hurry it up!

FUNERAL HOME:

Do you copy, Sosa?

Motorbike-truck collision

on Mosconi and Villegas.

Take it easy,

They're coming.

I see him, over there,

Bring the stretcher, Pico.

Good evening,

What happened?

He crossed in front of the truck.

Strong blow to the head,

no helmet.

- Do you know if he's drunk?

- Doesn't smell of alcohol,

- Do you know his name?

- I think it's Gustavo.

Loss of consciousness?

He was speaking up until now,

- Gustavo, do you hear me?

- Yes,

I'm a doctor, Okay?

This is a neck brace.

We're taking you to the hospital.

- Do you remember what happened?

- No.

You don't? Nothing at all?

How old are you, Gustavo?

- Were you working?

- Yes.

Stay calm.

Can you help me

with the stretcher?

Put his head down

and come beside me.

I have my first aid certificate.

Good.

Put one hand over here...

and hold the other one here.

On my count of three,

we'll move him.

Ready? One, two, three,

Stay calm.

Okay. One, two, three.

We put him down, Good.

There we go!

Officer, can you help me please?

Are you okay?

Me?

More or less, yes.

- Were you driving?

- No, it's something else,

Let's see...

- Stay still.

- Let's go, Lujn.

- You need stitches,

- Thank you,

Pico...

- Do you know him?

- What?

That guy who just helped us.

Do you know him?

Yes...

Why?

He's following us.

Don't worry,

He's coming to the clinic with us,

- So?

- They won't admit him,

- Why?

- How should I know?

No one's on call,

the place is a mess, Usual bullshit.

- She's trying to get him in,

- Who is she?

She's new.

Sister of a friend of mine.

You have an IC unit

and a CAT scan here.

I'm sorry, I can't admit him.

I'm not taking him anywhere,

so work it out.

Talk to your supervisor.

- Excuse me.

- Good evening.

- Is Russo in today?

- Yes, he is.

Can you call him over?

I'll go see.

What about me?

You wait.

Gustavo, are you okay?

I can't believe this...

Don't worry.

Excuse me.

Pico, I'll leave the chart

and meet you outside.

- Everything okay?

- Yes, thanks.

Any problems?

No, everything's fine.

- Thanks for he ping.

- You're welcome.

Can I have your name?

Olivera.

- Your first name?

- Lujn, Lujn Olivera.

- Need my license?

- No, this is fine.

Here, just in case.

Keep it, you never know.

See you.

Thanks, Sosa, I mean it,

Bye.

How long have you known Sosa?

- Long enough.

- How long is long enough?

Enough is like 8 or 10 years.

- Always been a "vulture"?

- No.

No, he started

when he lost his license.

Started working for

those Foundation a**holes.

First, you get 200 bucks for the tip.

If it turns into a case,

Do the clients get paid?

It's a swindle,

but they get some money.

These people don't have

medical coverage or jobs.

The Foundation ends up

being like social work for them,

Social work?

Yes, social work.

For someone lying under a bus

at 4 a.m., with broken bones,

it's the best they can get.

A vulture who'll help them

screw the insurance company.

We're almost there,

Tell me what they hit you with,

I don't know,

I was going home and they hit me.

I hurt my head

when I fell to the ground,

It hurts up here too, doctor.

But do you remember

what happened?

Sort of, sort of.

- You are a cop.

- No, I'm a doctor.

Try to calm down, okay?

I'm here to take care of you,

to stop the bleeding on your head,

When we get to the hospital,

they'll take over.

- I'm leaving.

- Not now, we're driving,

Once we reach the hospital

you're free to leave.

- I love you!

- That's nice, just relax.

Stay seated, nice and easy.

Stay put.

Watch it,

Get your hands off me

and try to relax.

B*tch.

B*tch? What's the matter with you?

Stay put, calm down!

- Stay put!

- B*tch!

Give me a kiss.

Come with me,

I'll give you a kiss,

Calm down! Let go of me!

Okay.

Try to remember the details,

There was a witness, right?

A neighbor saw it al,

he said it was the trucker's fault,

His lights were off

and he was driving the wrong way.

He didn't have time to swerve,

counselor.

They said it was an accident.

If it could have been avoided,

it's not an accident,

it's an incident,

The police took photos of the car,

I'm not sure, I guess so...

- Did you file a formal complaint?

- Yes, I did,

Where is it?

I think my wife has it at home,

- Who came to your aid?

- Policemen,

As they drove by, they saw me

staggering out of the car.

- They took you to the hospital?

- They did,

Who treated you there?

Can't say.

A doctor, wearing green or white.

- You got X-rays?

- Yes.

- Hey, Sosa,

- Do you have the X-rays?

- It won't hold in court.

- It's not my fault.

Ask Guerrero for 20 points,

Why didn't you sign it?

What's so difficult, Casal?

What happened to your face?

It's nothing.

You have to take me with you.

What's the Dog doing here?

Are you comatose?

- What more could you ask for?

- F*** off!

You have subordinates,

a car, an office, a secretary...

You're here

because I want you to be.

You're here

because I want you to be.

This document authorizes us

to handle the case.

I don't know.

I can't believe this is happening.

I don't know what to do, counselor.

We take care of everything,

Yes, I know, but...

My neighbors say you're good,

but I'm not sure.

One step at a time,

Check the Police Station!

That's where you get screwed!

No, the real problem

comes from here!

Calm down.

Counselor Casal,

could I have a minute?

This is Mr. Arrieta's widow.

The accident on Mrmol Street.

We're very sorry for your loss,

And we hope we can be of service,

Wake up.

I'll wait for you outside.

- Hi.

- Hi, how are you?

- What do we have?

- Traffic accident.

Thank you,

Pico...

Ready?

I told you it was

like 20 blocks that way,

A right a ready! We'll be there soon.

Put your seatbelt on, Pico.

Yes, I'm better now.

But I might turn up

shot in the head any time now.

Be careful

The Dog knows you're up to something,

We've been through this

a thousand times. I've had it.

You can't leave, not now.

Take a good look at me.

I can't take it anymore,

So you're tired!

Then I'll go out, like we used to do,

I'm not talking about today.

I've been tired a long time,

I'm just as tired as you are.

Do I have to tell you

how sick I am of the Dog?

He refuses the slightest change!

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