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Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer (2002)

Aro Tolbukhin - En la mente del asesino (original title)
Aro Tolbukhin is a hungarian inmigrant that sets fire to seven people in an infirmary in a Mission in Guatemala, the movie traces back to see what made him do it, from his arrival in Guatemala to his childhood in Hungary.
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Cast

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Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Adult Aro
Carmen Beato ... Sister Carmen
Zóltán Józan Zóltán Józan ... Teenage Aro
Mariona Castillo Mariona Castillo ... Teenage Selma
Aram González Aram González ... Young Aro
Eva Fortea Eva Fortea ... Young Selma
Jesús Ramos Jesús Ramos ... Father
Pepa Charro ... Dada
Xhévdete Bajraj Xhévdete Bajraj
Margarita Farran Margarita Farran
Ángeles Cruz Ángeles Cruz
Ofelia Mex Ofelia Mex
Lynn Fainchtein Lynn Fainchtein
Rafael Cortes Rafael Cortes
Margarita Kenéfic Margarita Kenéfic
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Aro Tolbukhin is a hungarian inmigrant that sets fire to seven people in an infirmary in a Mission in Guatemala, the movie traces back to see what made him do it, from his arrival in Guatemala to his childhood in Hungary.

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Selected as the official Mexico entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 76th Annual Academy Awards. See more »

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During the opening sequence, the cameraman and the camera are reflected in the round glass of the door See more »

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Referenced in El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (2004) See more »

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8 May 2003 | by cineman2See all my reviews

The film blends documentary and fictionalized sequences to tell the remarkable story of a Hungarian sailor's mental deterioration. The film traces his pathology to his childhood in Budapest while detailing murders perpetrated in rural Guatemala in the 1980s. "Aro Tolbukhin" easily engages the viewer's interest . The filmmakers provide a visually arresting portrait of a serial killer that is psychologically accurate and rich in characterization. Kudos to all involved. May this film receive wide distribution.


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Spain | Mexico

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Spanish | Catalan

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bois D'arcy, Yvelines, France See more »

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$97,779
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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