Magazine article Screen International

Luis Ortega Thriller 'The Angel' Finds French Home

Magazine article Screen International

Luis Ortega Thriller 'The Angel' Finds French Home

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Argentina-Spain crime thriller is in post.

El Angel

UGC Distribution has acquired French rights from Film Factory to Luis Ortega upcoming Argentina-Spain crime thriller The Angel (El Angel) that reunitesK&S Films with Pedro Almodovar’s El Deseo.

The film, in post-production, centres on the case of the teenage serial killer known as The Angel of Death who remains in jail and has earned the dubious distinction of being Argentina’s longest serving prisoner.

Newcomer Lorenzo Ferro in the lead role as Carlos Robledo Puch, who was a baby-faced malfeasant and thief when he embarked on a thieving and killing spree with a new school friend that is believed to have resulted in 11 homicides. He remains in prison after 45 years.

Chino Darin (Death In Buenos Aires), Mercedes Morán (Neruda), Daniel Fanego (Betibu), Luis Gnecco (Neruda), Peter Lanzani (The Clan), Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother) also star.

Vicente Canales of Film Factory concluded the deal with Thierry Decourcelle ofUGC Distribution in Berlin last month. Film Factory handles ongoing international sales. …

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