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Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002)
"Aro Tolbukhin - En la mente del asesino" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  8 November 2002 (Spain)
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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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Adult Aro
Carmen Beato ...
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Zóltán Józan ...
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Mariona Castillo ...
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Eva Fortea ...
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Jesús Ramos ...
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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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When the Nun is boarding the bus in Guatemala, you can clearly see a shot of a Mexican political party (Convergencia) which wasn't around in 1980/81 - it was created at least 10 years later. See more »

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8 May 2003 | by (miami, FL) – See all my reviews

The film blends documentary and fictionalized sequences to tell the remarkable story of a Hungarian sailor's mental deterioration. The film traces his pathology to his childhood in Budapest while detailing murders perpetrated in rural Guatemala in the 1980s. "Aro Tolbukhin" easily engages the viewer's interest . The filmmakers provide a visually arresting portrait of a serial killer that is psychologically accurate and rich in characterization. Kudos to all involved. May this film receive wide distribution.


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