Korea’s Finecut is co-producing and handling international sales on Argentinean director Pablo Trapero’s new film, tentatively titled Carancho, marking their second collaboration following Lion’s Den.
Trapero’s own production house Matanza Cine is producing with Patagonik Film Group and Finecut. The three companies also worked together on Lion’s Den which screened in competition at Cannes 2008.
The French distributor of Lion’s Den, Ad Vitam, is also on board for Carancho as an investor through a deal brokered by Finecut, which is handling international sales excluding Latin America and French-speaking territories.
Written and directed by Trapero, the film is about an ambulance chaser, the lowest rank for a practising lawyer, who lurks around hospital emergency rooms looking for clients. His business prospers with the help of a young female doctor in the hospital. But both end up involved in the shady world of public health authorities, local gangs and police who all want a piece of the action.
The lawyer is played by Ricardo Darin, whose credits include Son Of The Bride, Nine Queens and The Secret In Their Eyes, which is Argentina’s entry for next year’s Oscars. The young doctor is played by Martina Gusman who also starred in Lion’s Den.
“This film is a classic film noir, like those of the 40s and 50s, where the police plot quietly became a portrait of a complicated social fabric,” said Trapero.
The film is currently shooting in Buenos Aires and is scheduled for release in summer 2010.