Archimedes Puccio holds a place in Argentina’s dark history of Argentina as the brains behind the Puccio Clan, made up of his children and other criminals, all former military officers during the dictatorship. In the 1980s, the clan perpetrated several kidnappings and murders, including a friend of his son Alexander, both national rugby stars. All this was done from his own family home in collusion with his wife.

This year, this grim story has been made into a film, The Clan (directed by Pablo Trapero and produced by El deseo) and also serves as the plot for a short film The Opponents, in competition in the #FeelFest schools section.

The short was directed by Argentine director Francisco Pedemonte, who has directed several others, including Trees and Shrubs (2004) and Guests (2008). He also co-directed the collective feature film A propósito de Buenos Aires, which was featured at many festivals, and he is now starting to shoot a documentary film.

Find this short film and three others in competition in FeelFest’s fiction section for schools.

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