Pablo Trapero’s true-life thriller will fly the flag for his country.

The Clan

El Clan, the box office smash from Argentina on more than $16.6m via Fox International, recently earned Trapero the best director Silver Lion in Venice and went on to screen in Toronto.

The film follows the well-to-do Puccio family, who ran a kidnapping and murder ring from their San Isidro home in the early 1980s during the final years of the dictatorship.

Celebrated Argentine comic actor Guillermo Francella plays the patriarch Arquimedes Puccio.

K&S Films, Spain’s El Deseo and Trapero’s Matanza Cine produced and Telefe and Telefonica Studios served as co-producers.