The Angel

Carlitos is a 17-year-old youth with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling--to be a thief--manifested itself. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death". Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides. Today, after more than 46 years in jail, Carlos Robledo Puch is the longest-serving prisoner in the history of Argentina.

Glasgow Film Theater: Introduction by Raquel Martínez Martín (Spanish Language Teaching Assistant, University of Strathclyde)


"A stylish period piece boasting solid performances, colorful visuals and a terrific vintage soundtrack." - The Hollywood Reporter
“A wild and exciting adventure, full of rebellious energy.” - Cineuropa
“A brash, vibrant, Scorsese-flavoured true crime drama.” - Screen Daily
***Fenix Awards for Best Actor 2018*** ***Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival 2018***
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  • October 10, 2019 (8:45pm - Edinburgh)
  • October 20, 2019 (7:45pm - Glasgow)


  • Drama / Thriller


  • Luis Ortega

Main Cast

  • Lorenzo Ferro, Cecilia Roth, Luis Gnecco

Release Year

  • 2018


  • Mins: 118'