The Aura (2005)
"El aura" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  15 September 2005 (Argentina)
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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)


A quiet, cynic taxidermist, who suffers epilepsy attacks, is obsessed with committing the perfect crime. He claims that the cops are too stupid to find out about it when it's well executed, and that the robbers are too stupid to execute it the right way; and that he could do it himself relying on his photographic memory and his strategic planning skills. After he is invited on a hunting trip away from his home, an accident gives him the chance of his life: the possibility to commit the perfect crime he has been waiting for. Written by nachi-

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Release Date:

15 September 2005 (Argentina)  »

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Argentina's official submission to the 2006 Academy Awards for the category of Foreign Language Film. See more »


Remade as The Aura See more »


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Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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If Film Noir is of your liking don't miss this movie. Terryfic.
21 September 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I've enjoyed "Nueve Reinas" very much, so I've eagerly awaited Bielinsky's next film, with satisfaction Í could say that the waiting was worth paid. "El Aura" from my point of view is excellent, a classical film noir movie, but in the woods, it's atmosphere claustrophobic even wile the action was shot in the wild, and Darin's performance outstanding. I recommended it. But if you don't like that kind of pictures, please don't go thinking in "Nueve Reinas" this one is quiet different, less joyful and more dense, its end is like coughing in a room full of smoke. "El aura" leads you throw its atmosphere with a slow pace, descending to the deepest basement of the characters soul where everybody hides a secret ready to be released.

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