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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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Esteban Espinosa, the taxidermist
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Diana Dietrich
Pablo Cedrón ...
Sosa
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ...
Julio
Jorge D'Elía ...
Urien
Alejandro Awada ...
Sontag
Rafa Castejón ...
Vega
Manuel Rodal ...
Carlos Dietrich
Walter Reyno ...
Alejandro Gancé
Daniel Alejandro Ovando
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Guido D'Albo ...
Hotel administrator
Eva ...
The dog
Claudio Rissi ...
Vega (voice)
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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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15 September 2005 (Argentina)  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$56,103 (USA) (2 March 2007)
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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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Another Excellent Movie
14 November 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that one of the most talented newcomers of the Latin-American cinema is now dead. Fabian Bielinsky delivers another fantastic movie, written by him, like the amazing "Nueve Reinas – Nine Queens". The lead is once again Ricardo Darin, and this is another proof that this union (Bielinsky-Darin) is unstoppable. The story is about a taxidermist with a great memory and epilepsy.

Ricardo Darin's performance is excellent: quiet, meticulous, and sharp. The movie is quite long, but the ending is perfect. Everything is where it should be. Is particularly original the way that Bielinsky presents the seizures on the lead role: the aura, is a moment of a "mixed up" reality when everything can happen.

Simply fantastic, please dedicate time to see this last job of a very great artist.


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