A teenager embarks on a murderous crime spree with a friend he hopes to impress. The story is inspired by the true story of an Argentine serial killer in the 1970s. The film has garnered attention for its stylistic sets and up-beat music that gives a happy-go-lucky vibe to such horror filled content.
El Angel has received numerous award nominations and been screened at prestigious festivals such as Cannes.
“Luis Ortega transforms the story of Argentine killer Carlitos Robledo Puch into a brash, vibrant, Scorsese-flavoured true crime drama in El Angel.”
– Allan Hunter, ScreenDaily
“El Ángel is first and foremost a wild and exhilarating escapade, packed full with rebellious energy, even humour, which the audience is shamelessly happy to go along with.”
– Benedicte Prot, Cineuropa