El Angel

El Ángel

Luis Ortega
Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darin, Mercedes Morán
Crime thriller
115 min.
Argentina, Spain
Production Companies
K&S Films, El Deseo, Underground Producciones, Telefe
Theatrical Release
August 9th, 2018 by FOX

Top Argentinian producer K&S Films and Almodovar’s EL DESEO join forces once again after Wild Tales and The Clan. They bring us yet another movie brimming with energy and cruelty, this time based on the longest-serving prisoner ever in the history of Argentina, nicknamed The Angel of Death, a teenage killer as merciless as he was beautiful.

Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people’s things, but it wasn’t until his early adolescence that his true calling—to be a thief—manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos “The Angel of Death.” Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity.

Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. Today, after more than forty-five years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest- serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.


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