This Sexy Serial Killer Movie Is Like if Harmony Korine Did True Crime


The cherubic face of Argentine serial killer Carlos Robledo Puch earned him the nickname "El Ángel Negro," the Black Angel, at the height of his career in the 1970s when he killed 11 people, raped two women, and assaulted several others. As portrayed by newcomer Lorenzo Ferro in Luis Ortega's irresistible El Ángel, which recently premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival, he's equal parts charming and terrifying. Crime, at once, is sexy and stupid, and Ortega basks in the thrill of it without attempting to explain the psychology.