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White Elephant

White Elephant

A Feature film by Pablo Trapero

Release in France : 20/02/2013


    In the "Villa Virgin", a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian and Nicolas, two priests and long-standing friends, work tirelessly to help the local people.

    Julian uses his political connections to oversee the construction of a hospital. Nicolas joins him when a project he was leading in the jungle collapses after paramilitary forces assassinate members of the community. Deeply troubled, he finds a little comfort in Luciana, a young, attractive, atheist social worker. As Nicolas' faith weakens, tension and violence between the slum drug-dealing cartels grow. And when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the fuse is lit...

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Maneki Films, Borsalino Productions, Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

    Foreign production companies :

    Morena Films, Matanza Cine production, Patagonik Film Group

    French distribution :

    Ad Vitam

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    Full credits (14)

    Producers :

    Juan Gordon, Pablo Trapero

    Foreign Producer :

    Pablo Bossi

    Director of Photography :

    Guillermo Nieto

    Production Manager :

    Juan Lovece

    Editors :

    Nacho Ruiz Capillas, Pablo Trapero

    Production Designer :

    Juan Pedro de Gaspar

    Costume designer :

    Marisa Urruti

    Screenwriters :

    Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero

    Co-producers :

    Gaël Nouaille, Laurent Baudens, Didar Domehri

    Sound Recordist :

    Carlos Lidon

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie Queysanne

    Sound Editor :

    Federico Esquerro

    Music Composer :

    Michael Nyman

    Make-up Artist :

    Carolina Oclender

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    Feature film

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    Spain, France

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    Minority French (Spain, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Dolby SRD

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