Magazine article Screen International

'El Clan' Director Talks Unpredictability

Magazine article Screen International

'El Clan' Director Talks Unpredictability

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"You can shoot 15 times the same scene and every one is different," the El Clan director said during a session at Cine Gaumont in his home town of Buenos Aires.

"The actors can say the words the same way but there's a difference because maybe the reply is different and that's why every shot is so different."

In between entertaining remarks by The Measure Of A Man star Vincent Lindon, who shared the stage with Trapero and Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux, Trapero elaborated on the theme of unpredictablity.

"There are some days when I want to shoot exactly what the script is and some days I want to let the actors go.

"Everything I shoot always happens the opposite to how I want it to happen."

Trapero's El Clan, about the true-life kidnap and murder ring run in the 1980s by the middle-class Puccio family, is Argentina's foreign-langage Oscar submission. …

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