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El ángel
Archived: El ángel (2018)

director: Luis Ortega

With: Lorenzo Ferro, Chino Darín, Daniel Fanego, a.o.

duration: 118 minutes
Biography, LGBTQ

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - El ángel

"Cinema has always romanticized the sexy young serial killer, driven to savage extremes by raging hormones in righteous revolt against adult authority. In 'El ángel', Argentinean director Luis Ortega makes the latent erotic subtext explicit by training an adoring lens on his sexually ambiguous antihero's androgynous beauty, luscious strawberry lips and cascading blond ringlets. Imagine if the puppyish Tadzio from Visconti's Death In Venice grew up to be a trigger-happy psychopath." (The Hollywood Reporter)

"Luis Ortega transforms the story of Argentine killer into a brash, vibrant, Scorsese-flavoured true crime drama in 'El ángel'. The subject's notoriety, Ortega's bravura storytelling and a breakthrough performance from eye-catching newcomer Lorenzo Ferro provide all the necessary ingredients." (Screen International) 


director: Luis Ortega
producer: Axel Kuschevatzky, Leticia Cristi, Matías Mosteirín, Hugo Sigman, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, Pablo Culell, Esther García, Sebastían Ortega
screenplay: Sergio Olguín, Luis Ortega, Rodolfo Palacios
Editor: Guille Gatti
Cinematography: Julián Apezteguia
sound: Gonzalo Matijas

production company: Kramer & Sigman Films

More info

dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
country: Argentina - Spain
year: 2018


LUIS ORTEGA: Black Box (2002), Monobloc (2005), The Dirty Saints (2009), Lo que el tiempo nos dejó (2010, TV series), Un año para recordar (2010-2011, TV series), Damn Summer (2011), Dromómanos (2012), Ludmila en Cuba (2013, short), Lulu (2014), Historia de un clan (2015, TV series), El marginal (2016, TV series), El Angel (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

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