El Angel

El Angel

  • Director: Luis Ortega
  • Writer: Luis Ortega,Rodolfo Palacios,Sergio Olguín
  • Countries of origin: Argentina, Spain
  • Language: Spanish
  • Release date: November 9, 2018
  • Sound mix: Dolby Surround 7.1
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: El Ángel
  • "El ángel" is a crime drama film directed by Luis Ortega and starring Lorenzo Farrow . It was released on May 12, 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
    The film tells the story of Carlos, a teenage boy with an angelic face, who goes down the depraved path of crime with his friends   .


    • Release date November 9, 2018
    • Filming locations Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina
    • Production companies El Deseo, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA), Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Brenna 2022-04-18 09:01:20


      First of all, the lip color of the male protagonist makes me very interested and beautiful. 8 Second, the director has grasped it very well. I think he shows his pure evil mentality. Can shoot and kill a friend to protect a friend while robbing a milk car it actually doesn't do any good at all but he does it anyway because in his mind killing is the same as eating and sleeping just with a little difference between the special and the normal There is no distinction between good and evil in...

    • By Fanny 2022-04-18 09:01:20

      When Outlaws Are Into a Fairy Tale: Simple, Bright, Sexy and Pure Crime Movies

      A timid, cowardly law-abiding citizen like me who reads honestly, works hard, has an outlaw at heart, so much so that he gets excited at the smell of danger on the screen, and this movie is an undisguised one. The feast of crime, the smell is strong, one crime after another, there is almost no foreshadowing, I am dizzy, this sincere and strong impact, I have not felt for a long time.

      I haven't seen such a pure, beautiful, bright and moving, sexy and innocent crime film for a long...

    • By Clyde 2022-04-17 09:01:14


      Carlitos, who has a beautiful face, loves his family, and even has a girlfriend, looks like an ordinary teenager; he has committed multiple murders and thefts, either inadvertently or intentionally, as if the destruction was innate.

      He does things just out of intuition, to satisfy that experience.

      He started stealing guns, not because of murder, but because a shooting in the basement made him addicted to the thrill of shooting. When he saw the earring he liked, he put it on...

    • By Shaun 2022-04-17 09:01:14


      For the cynical teenager, everything seems to be a dream. The sluggish ignorance seems childish, making people let down their guard. Perhaps for him, sexual orientation is just a way of relying on him to make him less lonely in this game of nothingness.

      He looks like a child, with brutal methods, I think he's too arrogant, looks like he's too greedy, walking outside the law and wanting to enjoy the unruly of a teenager. Hasn't he ever thought that in...

    • By Daniella 2022-04-17 09:01:14

      The Fall of Growth

      Growing up is indeed a very personal thing, in the eyes of our parents we are healthy and happy children. However, in the rebellious period of youth, he knew that he might be led to another unknown depth at any time.

      Buenos Aires This place may remind you of the gays He Baorong and Lai Yaohui in "Breakthrough". The streets of Argentina, the revolving door at night, the cigarette butts of a few men lit ambiguous at night...Dreams in life are...

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    • By Carleton 2022-04-22 07:02:01

      "The world belongs to outlaws and artists. Everybody else has to work for a...

    • By Milton 2022-04-22 07:02:01

      After watching it, I realized that it was adapted from a real event. The prototype character of the protagonist, Carlos Eduardo Robledo Puch, born in 1952, known as "Angel of Death" and "Black Angel", is an Argentine serial killer. He was sentenced to life in prison under Argentina's highest criminal law. He was convicted of 11 murders, 1 attempted murder, 17 robbery, 1 rape, 1 attempted rape, 1 sexual abuse, 2 kidnapping and 2 theft. He killed his victims in various ways, such as stabbing,...

    • By Frida 2022-04-22 07:02:01

      The male protagonist is of Italian descent from Argentina. He can be called a chubby Cupid with a different face. He is also very natural to be shameless and flirtatious. A plate of warm water, can't say anything bad, but it's really not bright. Carlitos could kill anyone with his hands up, but he never took Ramon directly into his hand. He only dared to beat around the bush. Probably this is love.... (Of course, it also caused a serious frustration of not shooting for a long time--...

    • By Clementina 2022-04-22 07:02:01

      I really liked some of the episodes, especially the part where my finger was stuck in my mouth before the crash, my heart melted, and I used to like this a lot. The dance at the end of the film is in contrast to the surrounding guns. The conflict and opposition can be so beautiful. At this time, the film stops abruptly, and the aftertaste is endless. In addition to this, it tells the story of a beautiful young man's genius crime path, loyal and unswerving love, but it is very superficial and...

    • By Cortez 2022-04-21 09:03:53

      Hahaha, this crime movie is so crooked, it's too...

    Evaluation action

    If the moral judgment aside to define the film, it is not so much a story of a born juvenile delinquent based on real events that brings together elements of various genres such as Westerns and gangster films, but rather it is hyperpolitical and hyperideological, anti-order Youth films with sociopaths   . Lorenzo Farrow's stunning performance terrifies the hero's ruthlessness and seduces him by his angelic face and "innocent"...
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    Movie quotes

    • Miguel: I hate poor people. Well, I'm poor myself, so I choose to look the other way.

    • Marisol: Why do you carry a gun?

      Carlos: The street is getting weird. You can't go around defenseless. It's for your safety too. What do I tell your parents if something were to happen to you?

      Carlos: [shows her two guns under his waistband] One for you and one for your sister.

    • Ramón: Is it true what they say about twins?

      Magdalena: What?

      Ramón: That if one of them feels something, the other one feels it too.

      Magdalena: That depends. It has to be a very intense feeling.