Clan, The: Argentine’s Pablo Trapero New Film, Produced by Almodovar

Argentine Pablo Trapero’s new film, The Clan, was produced by Pedro and Agustin Almodovar El Deseo, K&S Films, Telefonica Studios and Fox Intl. Prods.

The 1980s-set “The Clan,” based on real events, stars Guillermo Francella (“The Secret of Their Eyes,” “Heart of a Lion”), one of Argentina’s biggest marquee draws, as Arquimedes Puccio, the patriarch of Clan Puccio, a well-heeled Buenos Aires family that abducted people from its own neighborhood, killing them after their families paid the ransom.

The deals in Berlin confirm the sales potential of the latest title from Trapero (“White Elephant,” “Lion’s Den”) since France often rates as the biggest international territory out for foreign-language movie sales. Twentieth Century Fox has already taken Latin American rights.

Now in post-production, “The Clan” is being talked up as a frontrunner for selection at the Cannes Festival where Trapero’s “The Lion’s Den” played in competition and “The White Elephant” in Un Certain Regard.

“This is a behind-the-scenes portrait of the Argentine society of the 1980s, which unfortunately has a lot in common with Argentina’s society of today, its double morality, the hypocrisy of many people,” Trapero had said.