WriterGuillermo Calderon, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larrain Release date9 February 2015 (2015-02-09) (Berlin) ScreenplayPablo Larrain, Guillermo Calderon, Daniel Villalobos CastRoberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Alejandro Goic, Alejandro Sieveking, Jaime Vadell Similar moviesThe Pearl Button (2015), Ixcanul (2015), 45 Years (2015), Aferim! (2015), Pablo Larrain directed The Club and Tony Manero
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The Club (Spanish: El Club) is a 2015 Chilean drama film directed, co-produced and co-written by Pablo Larraín. It was screened in the main competition of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Jury Grand Prix. It was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.
Four retired Catholic priests share a secluded house in the outskirts of a small Chilean beach town, under a vigilant female caretaker who used to be a nun. The four men are there to discreetly purge their sins and crimes (child abuse, baby-snatching for adoptions, whistleblower, etc.). They are not permitted to mingle with the townsfolk and are only allowed to be out during early morning and late night. Their only hobby is breeding a race dog and entering into competitions. This changes for them when a new priest arrives and a victim of his child abuse follows him. This results in the priest committing suicide. Subsequently a new spiritual director arrives and their life and their routine is disrupted.
Alfredo Castro as Padre Vidal
Roberto Farías as Sandokan
Antonia Zegers as Madre Mónica
Marcelo Alonso as Padre García
Alejandro Goic as Padre Ortega
Jaime Vadell as Padre Silva
Alejandro Sieveking as Padre Ramírez
José Soza as Padre Lazcano
Francisco Reyes as Padre Alfonso
Gonzalo Valenzuela as Gonzalo, surfer 1
Diego Muñoz as Diego, surfer 2
Catalina Pulido as Cata, surfer girl
Paola Lattus as fishseller
Erto Pantoja as greyhound trainer 1
Felipe Ríos as greyhound trainer 2
The film was well received, with The Guardian giving it five stars and said Pablo Larraín was "at his most masterful". Variety called it "an original and brilliantly acted chamber drama in which Larrain’s fiercely political voice comes through as loud and clear as ever".
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an 87% score based on 77 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The site's consensus states: "The Club finds director Pablo Larraín continuing to pose difficult questions while exploring weighty themes -- and getting the most out of a talented cast." Metacritic reports a 71 out of 100 score based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".