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Sosa (Ricardo Darín, The Secret in Their Eyes) is an ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics. Lujan (Martina Gusman, Lion's Den) is a young, idealistic country doctor new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa's paths repeatedly cross, the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa's turbulent past. With traffics accidents as the number one cause of death in Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich from the personal tragedies that literally litter the streets. -- (C) Strand
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The desolate Edward Hopper nightscapes provide an effective context..."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Carancho begins to accelerate with alarming speed - and doesn't stop until the startling, bitterly ironic final frame."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"The film's plotting is at times ragged and muffled, though this might be intentional, a way of suggesting the endless ramifications of the endemic corruption. The performances, however, have depth and resonance."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The statistic that 8,000 Argentinians die in traffic accidents every year gives his film a context, but Trapero didn't need to work quite so hard to prove it."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"An absorbing if flawed thriller set in Buenos Aires..."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"The Argentinean actor Ricardo Darín (The Secret in Their Eyes) has an almost Bogart-like gift for playing world-weary rotters with a core of nobility."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A no-frills version of a perennial dark story: how love of a sort can take root in a festering place."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"What starts as a slow-burning series of minor dramas slips into a high-octane gear in the final act."
‑ Grant Rollings, Sun Online
"The film's bitterness of vision may owe as much to style as to content: this is not King Lear, it does not go deep. But a vision of sorts it is, harsh and haunting."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"It's relatively effective as a thriller, but rarely welcomes the viewer into its world of legalities and despair."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"This is a film that's musical with the cracking of bones and crashing of cars."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A stark, compelling crime drama, shot in lurid close-ups and leading inexorably toward a devastating end."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Some movies are described as explosive: this is positively eardrum-perforating."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Bruising, moving and utterly compelling."
‑ Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies
"[A] grimly satisfying noir..."
‑ , Scotsman
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