White Elephant

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White Elephant

White Elephant

Release Date: May 16, 2012

Year    :   2012
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Canal+ España, ARTE
Director    :   Pablo Trapero
Producers    :   Pablo Trapero, Juan Gordon, Juan Vera, Juan Pablo Galli, Alejandro Cacetta
Writers    :   Pablo Trapero, Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre
RunTime    :   105 mins.

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 following the failure of a project he was leading in the jungle, after paramilitary forces assassinated 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...

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