The Club


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DI­REC­TOR Pablo Lar­raín CAST Roberto Farías, An­to­nia Zegers, Marcelo Alonso, Al­fredo Cas­tro

A pow­er­ful com­pan­ion piece to Spot­light, Pablo Lar­raín’s drama (his first film since the Os­car-nom­i­nated No) ad­dresses the abuses and vi­o­la­tions of a group of ex­iled Chilean priests, and the Catholic church at large, with an un­spar­ing eye and dark wit. This small band of lost souls don’t make up for their sins in church but in a bleak beach­house where they’re looked af­ter by a fuss­ing ex-nun (An­to­nia Zegers). There to be kept out of sight and mind, that ends when a mo­ment of vi­o­lence de­liv­ers a Vat­i­can in­ves­ti­ga­tor (Marcelo Alonso) to their doorstep — a sting­ing metaphor for a church that’s roused to act only when it has face to save. Lar­raín, who draws the best from his vet­eran cast, is a di­rec­tor to watch.

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