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The Art of Dying (2000)

El arte de morir (original title)
In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's ... See full summary »

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Curro Royo (screenplay), Juan Vicente Pozuelo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fele Martínez ... Iván
María Esteve ... Clara
Gustavo Salmerón ... Nacho
Adrià Collado ... Carlos (as Adriá Collado)
Lucía Jiménez ... Patricia
Elsa Pataky ... Candela
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ... Ramón
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Quintana
Adolfo Fernández Adolfo Fernández ... Luis
Pepa López Pepa López ... Madre Clara
Mónica Cano Mónica Cano ... Psicóloga
Paul Zubillaga Paul Zubillaga ... Compañero
Tamara Chenel Tamara Chenel ... Chica
Antonio de la Fuente Antonio de la Fuente ... Camarero
Paloma Juanes Paloma Juanes ... Madre Candela
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In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's whereabouts. They all deny involvement, and soon they have reason to fear for their lives as it appears a serial killer is hunting them all down. The one friend closest to the artist watches helplessly as his once quiet life is shattered by incrimination, suspicion and ultimately -- horrific violence. Written by mikhail080@cs.com

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arte de Morrer See more »

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Dolby
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El arte de morir
Written by Alfonso Pérez (as A. Pérez), Suso Sáiz, Cristina Lliso and Tito Fargo
Performed by Cristina Lliso
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it was the idea I loved
1 April 2003 | by sanctusspiritusSee all my reviews

as I saw this flick in the middle of the night, that might have made it even more breathtaking, for that is what this is, breathtaking. The idea is brilliant and quite original, the idea that one can die at different levels before the final death, and that death, however terrifying, is the final liberation. But it is the idea I loved, not the film itself. Something is lost, the staging is simple and the murders are textbook. It in the end is nothing more then a successful slasher film. I wish someone would do a remake which was actually true to the idea. The only character which really works here is Ivan, a forlorn and neglected genius, slightly schizophrenic and well, charismatic. Unlike the others, who are simply uninteresting.


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