White Elephant

Release date:March 29, 2013
(limited)

Studio:Strand Releasing

Director:Pablo Trapero

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriters:, , ,

Starring:Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman

Genre:Drama

Plot Summary:

In the “Villa Virgin,” a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian and Nicolas – two priests and long-standing friends – work tirelessly to help the local people. Nicolas joins Julian in overseeing the construction of a hospital following the failure of a project he was leading in which paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled by his actions, Nicolas finds solace in Luciana, a young, attractive atheist social worker. As Nicholas’s beliefs wane, tension and violence grow between the slum’s drug-dealing cartels and when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the faith of the entire community is put to the test.