THE CLUB. (EL CLUB) 2015. DIRECTED, CO-WRITTEN AND CO-PRODUCED BY PABLO LARRAIN. STARRING MARCELO ALONSO, ROBERTO FARIAS AND ANTONIA ZEGERS. REVIEW BY SANDRA HARRIS. ©
I didn’t have a clue as to what kind of ‘club’ this superb film was going to introduce me to before I watched it. If I’d been guessing for a hundred years as to its precise nature, I still wouldn’t have come up with the correct answer. It’s a ‘club’ with a difference, that’s for sure. It’s not even a ‘club’ at all, really. Not like a knitting club or a salsa-dancing club or a writers’ club. Intrigued? Read on…
In a yellow house beside a Chilean beach lives a small (just four of them) community of priests, all disgraced in some way or another. Paedophilia, homosexuality and illegal trading in babies are their crimes. Living in this ‘safe’ house, to which they’ve all been packed off, is a way for them to evade the justice system which otherwise would be waiting to embrace them. In all honesty, it’s probably also a way for the Church to sweep some of their mistakes under the metaphorical rug.
Drama, World Cinema | Chile, 2015 | 18 | Network Releasing | Dir.Pablo Larrain | Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell |Buy:[DVD]
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