Elefante Blanco 'White Elephant'

Elefante Blanco 'White Elephant'

Country Argentina, 2012, Run Time: 120 Minutes

Date

Saturday, June 1st

Showtime

9:00 PM

In the “Villa Virgin”, a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes, Carancho) and Nicolas (Jérémie Renier, In Bruges, Atonement) – two priests and long-standing friends – work tirelessly to help the local people. Nicolas joins Julian in overseeing the construction of a hospital following the failure of a project he was leading in which paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled by his actions, Nicolas finds solace in Luciana (Martina Gusman, Carancho, Lion's Den), a young, attractive atheist social worker. As Nicholas’s beliefs wane, tension and violence grow between the slum’s drug-dealing cartels and when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the faith of the entire community is put to the test.

El padre Nicolás (Jérémie Renier) se une a su viejo amigo el Padre Julián (Ricardo Darín) en la barriada Villa María en Buenos Aires, dónde Julián está supervisando la construcción de un hospital. Una guerra entre narcotraficantes está dividiendo a la comunidad; mientras Nicolás prefiere tratar directamente con los dos dirigentes de la droga, Julián cree firmemente que tales tratos los convertirán en blancos de esta violenta guerra. Las tensiones pronto llegan a un punto crítico en esta nueva obra de uno de los cineastas más compasivos de Argentina.

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