Strand acquires Trapero's 'Carancho'

Film played Cannes' A Certain Regard

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Pablo Trapero's "Carancho," which recently screened in A Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. The thriller, starring Ricardo Darin and Martina Gusman, will be released in early 2011.

The film focuses on an ambulance-chasing lawyer and an ER doctor who form an unlikely and symbiotic relationship that leads them into a dark world of corruption and murder.

Strand distributed Trapero’s previous film "Lion’s Den."

With a screenplay by Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, Santiago Mitre and Trapero, "Carancho" is a Matanza Cine production in association with Finecut, Patagonik, Ad Vitam and L90 Producciones. It was produced by Trapero with Martina Gusman serving as executive producer. Youngjoo Suh, Juan Pablo Galli, Alejandro Cacetta, Juan Vera, Alexandra Henochsberg, Gregory Gajos, Arthur Hallereau, Felipe Braun serve as co-producers.
The deal was negotiated between Fine Cut's Suh and Strand's Jon Gerrans.