Cannes Film Fest 2018: El Angel–Directed by Argentinean Luis Ortega

El Angel, Directed by Luis Ortega

Written by Luis Ortega, Rodolfo Palacios, Sergio Olguín


Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darin, Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Luis Gnecco, Peter Lanzani, Cecilia Roth

Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro) 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 (Chino Darin) at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they 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.

His angelic appearance motivates the press to dub Carlitos “The Angel of Death.” Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity.  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.


Produced by                                Kramer & Sigman Films

Underground Producciones

y El Deseo


Hugo Sigman

Sebastián Ortega

Pedro Almodóvar

Agustín Almodóvar

Matías Mosteirín

Esther García

Leticia Cristi

Pablo Culell

y Axel Kuschevatzky

Executive Producers                    Micky Buyé y Javier Braier

In Coproduction with                    Telefe

Cinematographer                         Julián Apezteguía

Production Designer                    Julia Freid

Sound Director                            José Luis Díaz

Editor                                          Guillermo Gatti

Costume Designer                       Julio Suárez



Running Time: 120 minutes

In Spanish with English Subtitles