Next Week Movie Release: White Elephant (2012)


White Elephant (Original title: Elefante blanco) is a 2012 film directed by Pablo Trapero, premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, starring Ricardo Darin, Jeremie Renier and Martina Gusman.

Sinopsis: 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.
Julian uses his political connections to oversee the construction of a hospital. Nicolas joins him following the failure of a project he was leading in the jungle, after paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled, he finds a little comfort in Luciana, a young, attractive, atheist social worker. As Nicolas’ faith weakens, tension and violence between the slum drug dealing cartels grow. And when work on the hospital is halted by ministerial decree, the fuse is lit…

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