French release: 20th of February, 2013

Directed by: Pablo Trapero

Written by: Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre and Pablo Trapero

Casting: Jérémie Renier, Ricardo Darin and Martina Gusman

Genre: Drama

Countries: France / Spain / Argentina

Co-producers: Borsalino Productions (France), Morena Films (Spain), Matanza Cine (Argentina), Patagonik (Argentina), Arte

Partners: Arte France, TVE, Canal + France, Canal + Espagne, Cine+, Soficinema, ICAA, INCAA

Internationale sales: Wild Bunch

French Distributor: Ad Vita

Synopsis:  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 with Luciana, a young, attractive, atheist social worker. As Nicolas’ faith weakens, tension and violence between the slum’s drug-dealing cartels grow. And when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the fuse is lit...


Festival de Cannes 2012 – Un Certain Regard
San Sebastian Film Festival – 2012
London Film Festival – 2013
Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2013
Istanbul Film Festival – 2013
American Film Institute Festival – 2013
Festival du Film de Varsovie – 2012