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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Based on the life of Carlos Robledo Puch, an Argentinian serial killer, whose crimes surprised the police for their cruelty, and that was popularly known in the media as El Angel, because of its sweet and childish face features.

Cast

  • Lorenzo Ferro
  • Cecilia Roth
  • Luis Gnecco
  • Malena Villa
  • Sofía Inés Torner
  • Chino Darín
  • Marcelo Cancemi
  • Mercedes Morán
  • Daniel Fanego
  • Julia Perette

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • In real life, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest-serving prisoner in Argentina, having spent more than 45 years in jail.
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Goofs

  • Almost at the end of the film, Carlitos payed at the kiosko a bunch of cigarettes and some sweets with a 10 Argentinian pesos bill, but that currency didn't appear until the 90s.

Quotes

    • [first lines]
    • Carlos: Are people crazy? Does anybody consider the chance to be free? Going wherever you want; however you want. We all have a destiny. I am a natural-born thief. I don't believe in "this is yours, and this is mine".
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I enjoyed watching this movie. The story was told in a unique way. It had a dreamlike quality that allowed me to like the lead character who was truly a villain.

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Metacritic

80
May 14, 2018

This is stylish, commercial storytelling that marks a big leap forward for Ortega and should put Lorenzo Ferro on the map.

Metacritic review by Allan Hunter
Allan Hunter
Screen International
60
May 14, 2018

While Angel brings little new to the lexicon of serial killer biopics, it hits the target as an effortlessly palatable aesthetic experience, more shiny period pageant than probing character study.

Metacritic review by Stephen Dalton
Stephen Dalton
The Hollywood Reporter
65
May 14, 2018

The movie is compelling in the moment, but seems irresponsible with any afterthought.

Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair