U.S. rights to Pablo Trapero's Cannes Un Certain Regard film, "Carancho" have gone to Strand Releasing. The film stars Ricardo Darin (Oscar winner "The Secret in Their Eyes") and Martina Gusman ("Lion's Den") as a lawyer and an ER doctor who develop a professional and romantic relationship built around ambulance chasing, corruption, and murder. Strand plans to release the film theatrically in early 2011.
"We are confident of Strand Releasing's effort for Pablo's new film as they had done a great job for his previous film 'Lion's Den' in the US market," said sales agent Youngjoo Suh in a statement. Strand Releasing's Jon Gerrans echoed that sentiment, saying, "We’re thrilled to be working with Pablo again on his new film."
In a snapshot review of the film on his blog, Anthony Kaufman said, "Engaging nihilistic neo-noir from Argentine New Waver about ambulance chasing lawyer trying to escape the perils of his profession. Car accidents and bloody bruisings galore. I can already see the Soderbergh remake."
"Carancho" was produced by Trapero and executive produced by Martina Gusman. The distribution deal was negotiated by Fine Cut's Suh and Gerrans of Strand Releasing.