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The Aura (2005)

El aura (original title)
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A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.



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Credited cast:
Esteban Espinosa, the taxidermist
Diana Dietrich
Pablo Cedrón ...
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ...
Jorge D'Elía ...
Alejandro Awada ...
Rafa Castejón ...
Manuel Rodal ...
Carlos Dietrich
Walter Reyno ...
Alejandro Gancé
Daniel Alejandro Ovando
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido D'Albo ...
Hotel administrator
Eva ...
The dog
Claudio Rissi ...
Vega (voice)


In Buenos Aires, the epileptic taxidermist Esteban Espinosa is a painstaking man that likes to plot the perfect heist. When his wife leaves him, he accepts the invitation of his friend Sontag to hunt in a forest. They rent a cabin owned by Diana Dietrich and her husband Carlos Dietrich but soon they have an argument and Sontag returns to Buenos Aires. Esteban stays alone and while hunting a deer, he accidentally kills Dietrich near a shed. Esteban opens the shed and finds a plan for the heist of an armored truck. When he returns to the cabin, he stumbles with the criminals Sosa and Montero that are seeking out Dietrich. Now Esteban has the chance to execute the perfect crime he has dreamt on. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

15 September 2005 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

The Aura  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$112,528 (Mexico) (16 June 2006)


$56,103 (USA) (2 March 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Sontag: You're really going to kill a deer? You've got to have a lot of balls to do that, you know?
Esteban Espinosa, the taxidermist: What kind of balls? The same kind you need to beat the shit out of your wife... and ruin her life?
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Remade as The Aura See more »


from "Sinfonia alla rustica"
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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Another great Darín's performance
7 August 2006 | by (Porto Alegre, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I think that more than half of all the Argentinian movies I have seen were starred by Ricardo Darín. I don't know if it's lack of good actors, but, anyway, all I can say is that he had great performances in every his movie movie I have seen and in this one it isn't different.

About the movie, people who watched Nueve Reinas could say that it's a bit slow and, in fact, it is at the beginning, but once you start to get involved with the plot and with Darín's character this slow pace turns to be something that bring us the feelings that the main character might be feeling.

If there's one thing that could be better explored, in my humble opinion, was photography, mainly in the scenes at the bush and the desert.

Anyway, if you became a Bielinsky fan because of Nueve Reinas, be prepared to find a completely different movie. Whereas in Nueve... you realize what's the movie about since its beginning, in this one you have to be a bit more patient. However, the plot is still clever and in the end you'll hardly be disappointed.

Highly recommended.

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