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The Club

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In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. They keep to a strict daily schedule devoid of all temptation and spontaneity, each moment a deliberate effort to atone for their wrongdoings. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate. Both bring with them the outside world from which the men have long been removed, and the secrets they had thought deeply buried. The Club is acclaimed director Pablo Larraín’s taut, blackly comic commentary on individual responsibility, organized religion and the combustible combination of the two.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"It’s a terrifically smart film…crucial, thrilling and disturbing."



"It’s a surprising and often thought-provoking effort from a filmmaker who has never chosen to take the simple path, confirming Larrain as one of the more genuine talents working in cinema today."



"A bold, blunt, yet clinically intelligent film ... it's all at once a gripping thriller, an incendiary social critique and a mordant moral fable."



Chile's Official Selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2016

Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, 73rd Golden Globe Awards

Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Official Selection – Berlin International Film Festival 2015

Winner! Berlin Film Festival – Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize 2015

Official Selection – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Official Selection – Fantastic Fest

Winner! Fantastic Fest – Best Film

Official Selection – Chicago International Film Festival

Winner! Chicago International Film Festival – Best Director, Best Ensemble & Best Screenplay

Official Selection – AFI Latin American Film Festival

Official Selection – Mill Valley Film Festival

Official Selection – Hamptons International Film Festival

Cast & Crew
  • Father Vidal : Alfredo Castro
  • Sandokan : Roberto Farías
  • Sister Mónica : Antonia Zegers
  • Father Silva : Jaime Vadell
  • Father Ortega : Alejandro Goic
  • Father Ramírez : Alejandro Sieveking
  • Father García : Marcelo Alonso
  • Father Lazcano : José Soza
  • Father Alfonso : Francisco Reyes
  • Director : Pablo Larraín
  • Writers : Guillermo Calderón, Daniel Villalobos, Pablo Larraín
  • Producer : Juan de Dios Larraín
  • Executive Producers : Rocío Jadue, Juan Ignacio Correa, Mariane Hartard
  • Cinematography : Sergio Armstrong
  • Editor : Sebastián Sepúlveda
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2015
  • Release Date : February 5, 2016
  • Countries of Production : Chile
  • Languages : Spanish
  • Running Time : 97 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2:35:1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated