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The Club

  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • 2015
  • Pablo Larraín
  • 97 mins
  • 18

Summary

A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced Priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The uneasy quiet of a remote hideaway for disgraced Catholic priests and nuns is shattered by the ranting arrival of an abuse victim in this powerful and topical drama from Chile. To sort out the kerfuffle and keep a lid on things, the Church sends in a crisis counsellor. Embracing everything from systemic child abuse to the snatching of babies from unwed mothers, this tale is told in an understated, non-hysterical style that depicts these priests and nuns not as monsters, but as flawed human beings, many in denial. Theabominable nature of their acts is, however, suggested by the explicit rants of victim Sandokan (Roberto Farías). TheClub loses its vice-like grip a little in a last half hour that becomes murky and somewhat impenetrable, and there's the feeling that Spanish speakers will get more from its subtleties of subject and language than subtitle readers. But it's

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Credits

Cast

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Father VidalAlfredo Castro
SandokanRoberto Farías
Sister MónicaAntonia Zegers
Father SilvaJaime Vadell
Father OrtegaAlejandro Goic
Father RamirezAlejandro Sieveking
Father GarcíaMarcelo Alonso
Father LazcanoJosé Soza
Father AlfonsoFrancisco Reyes
Sandokan's girlPaola Lattus

Crew

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DirectorPablo Larraín

Details

Theatrical distributor
Network
Released on
2016-03-25
Languages
Spanish
Guidance
Swearing, sex scenes
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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