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Argentina’s Oscar Entry ‘The Clan’ Set for U.S. Release

Fox has set a Jan. 29 release date in the U.S. for the crime film “The Clan,” Argentina’s entry for the foreign-language category for the Academy Awards.

The film, directed by Pablo Trapero from his own script, will launch in New York and Los Angeles before expanding. Trapero won the Silver Lion Best Director Award at the Venice Film Festival.

The Clan” has also been named as an official selection at the upcoming AFI Fest in November.

Producers are Hugo Sigman, Matías Mosteirín, Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar and Esther García — the same producing team behind last year’s “Wild Tales” — as well as Trapero.

The story centers on the Puccio family, which kidnapped four people in Buenos Aires in the 1980s and  murdered three of them. The film set a weekend box office record in Argentina when it opened in mid-August.

See the list of all 81 countries competing in the foreign-language category here.

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