Cangrejo (1982)

Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Venezuela  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Inspired by a real crime in Caracas, Venezuela, this is a fictional story about a kidnap victim who was murdered but whose case was not pressed through to the end. It turns out that his kidnappers belonged to influential families that had the power to buy off or bully the police and the legal system. When a police detective (Miguelangel Landa) gets close to an indictment in the case, he is stopped from revealing who the perpetrators are -- and he agonizes over the cover-up, at odds with his own conscience.

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corruption, cover-up, detective, indictment, kidnapping, murder, power