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WHITE ELEPHANT

Pablo Trapero

WHITE ELEPHANT

ELEFANTE BIANCO

Status: Completed

Director(s): Pablo Trapero

Main cast: Ricardo Dar­n, Jeremie Renier, Martina Gusman

Short synopsis : In a poverty-stricken and highly dangerous Buenos Aires slum, two men – both friends, both priests, both deeply respected by the local community for their tireless endeavours on behalf of the poor and the dispossessed – take very different paths in their struggle against violence, corruption and injustice.

Long synopsis : The “Villa Virgin, a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires. Julian and Nicolas, two priests and long-standing friends, work tirelessly to help the local people. Julian uses his political connections to oversee the construction of a hospital. Nicolas joins him following the failure of a project he was leading in the jungle, after paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled, he finds a little comfort with Luciana, a young, attractive, atheist social worker. As Nicolas™ faith weakens, tension and violence between the slum’sdrug-dealing cartels grow. And when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the fuse is lit…

Cast

  • Ricardo Dar­n, Jeremie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia, Federico Barga, Esteban D­az

Crew

  • Producer(s): Alejandro Cacetta, Juan Pablo Galli, Juan Gordon, Pablo Trapero
  • Director(s): Pablo Trapero
  • Screenplay: Alejandro Fadel, Mart­n Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero
  • DP: Guillermo Nieto
  • Editing: Andrés P. Estrada, Nacho Ruiz Capillas, Pablo Trapero
  • Original Music: Michael Nyman
  • Set Design: Juan Pedro De Gaspar
  • Original Title: ELEFANTE BIANCO
  • Genre(s): Drama, Romance

  • Production company: MORENA FILMS, BATRAX ENTERTAINMENT, MORENA FILMS, BATRAX ENTERTAINMENT
  • Production date: 2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Duration: 111 min
  • Image Ratio: 0.00
  • Sound Info: Digital 5.1

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