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The Club

Famed Chilean director Pablo Larraín (No, Post Mortem, Tony Manero) contributes this controversial thriller tinted with black humor. The entire thing is set inside a clandestine "retirement" home for exiled Catholic priests who have done the usual bad Catholic priest thing. The quiet, monotonous penitence of the priests in interrupted, when a newcomer, Father Lazcano (Jose Soza), shows up. The problem being, he's immediately recognized by a local fisherman who remembers the abuse he suffered as a boy at Lazcano's hands. The result of this inevitable confrontation puts the scandal-plagued priests in the crosshairs of a church-backed "crisis counselor." Larraín uses this tough story as a launching pad to talk about spirtuality, politics and personal liberties. 98 minutes Unrated.