The Club
aka El Club
First screened in October 2015
Director: Pablo Larraín. Cast: Alfredo Castro, Marcelo Alonso, Antonia Zegers, Robert Farías, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, José Soza, Francisco Reyes. Screenplay: Pablo Larraín.

Twitter Capsule: Ruthless parable of how mendacity and violence cling to their perpetrators but also infect victims and putative remedies.

VOR:   Even confronting these issues, especially in a strongly Catholic country and with such blazing force, sends Risk levels sky high. On top of that, execution is so nervy and weird.

Photo © 2015 Music Box Films/Fabula

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Feature

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear (Grand Jury Prize)
Chicago International Film Festival: Best Director; Best Screenplay; Best Ensemble Cast

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