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The Aura (2005)

El aura (original title)
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
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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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Storyline

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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The Aura  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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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Presto
from "Sinfonia alla rustica"
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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the best Darin performance ever
7 May 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie expecting nothing from it, and I was completely astounded. The main issue of the movie, Darin character's inner desires of achieving a major theft, drives the main character to unexpected consequences, from his vane curiosity only. Darin's role is an epileptic taxidermist longing for something else from his boring life; I think that the oppression of the character is perfectly reflected by Darin who gives what I think is his best acting role ever. I was surprised also by Pablo Cedrón, a man which is very funny (remember chachacha and his Paraguayan sexologist) but here plays a violent skeptical man with hidden plans.


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