The Club

The Club

Directed by Pablo Larrain

In a secluded seaside town, four former priests have been exiled to a quiet hamlet as punishment for, and protection from, their past sins. The men keep a strict daily schedule devoid of temptation and highlighted by time spent training their greyhound racing dog. When a new houseguest arrives from the outside world, quickly followed by an emissary sent by the Vatican, the fragile stability unravels and deeply buried secrets come to the surface in explosive fashion.

Four priests exiled to a seaside town are forced to face their past sins when a new houseguest arrives and disrupts their order.

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farias, Antonia Zegers, Marcel Alonso

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CLAUNO
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4 days ago

thanks.

CLAUNO
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4 days ago

A dark, often fascinating chamber drama that is needlessly structured around a detective-like plot device. At its best it is extraordinarily ambitious and even at its worst it is never less than serviceable. Larrain clearly has no love for the Catholic church, viewing it as a self-serving power hub that will go to any lengths in order to protect itself. This would make for a nice Shudder double feature with "Don't Torture a Duckling".

Hellshocked
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a month ago

A dark, often fascinating chamber drama that is needlessly structured around a detective-like plot device. At its best it is extraordinarily ambitious and even at its worst it is never less than serviceable. Larrain clearly has no love for the Catholic church, viewing it as a self-serving power hub that will go to any lengths in order to protect itself. This would make for a nice Shudder double feature with "Don't Torture a Duckling".

Hellshocked
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a month ago

Even I, a non-believer, initially had some sympathy for the 5 exiles. But that quickly faded and became absolute disgust. As for the movie itself, I rather enjoyed it. Some reviews had criticized the video quality but I think the grey, grainy appearance punctuated the bleakness of both the environment and the characters. The ending was somewhat satisfying but, seeing to what depravity these people were willing to resort, I could see them only continuing it. I agree with seandtm.murphy that the gentlemen of The Club did not suffer enough. But, as a woman, I have to add that neither did the "lady".

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2 months ago