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Drama / Crime / Foreign Language
Director: Pablo Trapero
Running time: 107 mins Released: 2nd March 2012
In Argentina, car accidents provide a lucrative income for victims and lawyers who deal in insurance claims. 'Carancho' means a bird of prey, in this case referring to the vulture-like subculture populated by these people. Sosa (Ricardo Darin) is an ambulance chaser in the most literal sense, journeying from hospital to hospital looking for potential moneymaking opportunities. Having lost his licence he delves into an even murkier world where he helps to scam accident victims out of their fair share of compensation. Lujan (Martina Gusman) is a young doctor who takes paramedic shifts for extra money, despite being pushed into drug abuse and sleeplessness by her already punishing workload. But when she meets Sosa an unlikely love story unfolds in the corrupt streets and chaotic ambulance interiors in this grimy, violent drama.