"A stylish period piece boasting solid performances, colorful visuals and a terrific vintage soundtrack."
-The Hollywood Reporter
" El Angel is funny as hell, outrageous without feeling sensational, visually beautiful, and immensely enjoyable. It’s one of those movies that’s so fun that it ends up feeling much shorter than it actually is."
"Ortega has clearly seen his fair share of Tarantino movies, and probably David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom (among others). He employs a familiar arch, artful approach to this material, with sleek gliding shots and kicky retro tunes offering vibrant housing for Puch’s grim story."
Directed by Luis Ortega
Runtime: 97 min
Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. When he meets the handsome Ramon (Chino Darin) at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and instigates a fight. A relationship soon develops with the two embarking on a crime spree fueled by jealousy and unspoken desires. As their relationship grows more combustible, their crimes become more violent and deadly, until Carlitos is finally apprehended at the age of 20. Because of his cherubic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos “The Angel of Death.” Showered with attention, he becomes an overnight celebrity. To this day, he remains imprisoned in Argentina — the longest-serving inmate in the country’s history.