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Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002)

Aro Tolbukhin - En la mente del asesino (original title)
Aro Tolbukhin is a hungarian inmigrant that sets fire to seven people in an infirmary in a Mission in Guatemala, the movie traces back to see what made him do it, from his arrival in Guatemala to his childhood in Hungary.
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Adult Aro
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Zóltán Józan ...
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Eva Fortea ...
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Dada
Xhévdete Bajraj
Margarita Farran
Ángeles Cruz
Ofelia Mex
Lynn Fainchtein
Rafael Cortes
Margarita Kenéfic
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Aro Tolbukhin is a hungarian inmigrant that sets fire to seven people in an infirmary in a Mission in Guatemala, the movie traces back to see what made him do it, from his arrival in Guatemala to his childhood in Hungary.

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Selected as the official Mexico entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 76th Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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Marginally interesting serial killer flick
30 December 2003 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

ARO TOLBUKHIN:IN THE MIND OF A KILLER is fascinating in its detail but less than compelling in its execution.

I never felt that I was in a killer's mind, but I did feel the need to know more. Which is why I kept watching.

Unfortunately, not much of any great interest transpired.

Villaronga, he of IN A GLASS CAGE fame, was one of the directors of this docudrama and I sensed that he'd clipped his wings in order to take the subject on.

With compelling subject matter like GLASS CAGE and MOONCHILD, Villaronga shines, but with material like this and EL MAR (THE SEA), he seems stifled and produces turgid, paceless celluloid that's more snooze-worthy than gratifying.

Count me disappointed, though I eagerly await the director's next move.


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