Fifth about The Seventh

The Clan (El Clan)

The ClanThe Clan: Pablo Trapero has an interesting, potent starting point; the cast, particularly Guillermo Francella (exuding cold threat), is solid; the soundtrack is full of great songs; the camerawork of Julián Apezteguia is filled with bravura tracking shots; the film’s period is well represented by costume and set design. Yet, somehow, the whole is less than the sum of its parts. The characters aren’t engaging or rich, so it’s hard to care about their fate as the story evolves. The film structure doesn’t help either, with its arbitrary back-and-forth failing to raise the drama.


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