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Watch the Exclusive Trailer for Chile’s Unsettling Oscar Entry ‘The Club’

Watch the Exclusive Trailer for Chile's Unsettling Oscar Entry 'The Club'

Pablo Larraín won the Berlinale Silver Bear this year for his mordantly creepy priest drama “The Club,” which represents Chile in the foreign Oscar race and just received a Golden Globe nomination. With an ensemble featuring Alfredo Castro (also terrific in Venice winner “Desde Alla”), Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers and Jaime Vadell, the film settles into a seaside town where four former Catholic priests languish in exile, doing penance for their shady pasts while obsessively betting on a greyhound they’re training for local dog races.

But their quiet lives are shattered by the arrival of, first, a counselor sent by the Vatican, and then a disgruntled victim of Catholic abuse, inevitably raining a spiritual plague upon their houses. Reminiscent of Pasolini’s “Teorema,” “The Club” is an astute examination of an interloper’s effects on the power dynamics of a group.

“The Club” is the fifth film by Larraín, Oscar-nominated in 2013 for “No.”

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