Trapero thriller screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Pablo Trapero’s thriller “Carancho,” which screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

“Carancho” stars Ricardo Darin (“The Secret in Their Eyes”) and Martina Gusman (“Lion’s Den”) as an ambulance chasing lawyer and an ER doctor who form an unlikely and symbiotic relationship that leads them into a dark world of corruption and murder that ultimately threatens their romance.

Strand Releasing distributed Trapero’s previous effort, “Lion’s Den,” which played in competition in Cannes.

“Carancho” was directed and produced by Argentine native Trapero from a screenplay by Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre and Trapero. It’s a Matanza Cine production in association with Finecut, Patagonik, Ad Vitam and L90 Producciones.

Gusman exec produced and Youngjoo Suh, Juan Pablo Galli, Alejandro Cacetta, Juan Vera, Alexandra Henochsberg, Gregory Gajos, Arthur Hallereau, Felipe Braun serve as co-producers.

Strand’s current lineup includes Catherine Breillat’s “Bluebeard,” Lou Ye’s “Spring Fever” and Francois Ozon’s “Hideaway.”

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