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The Aura (2005)

El aura (original title)
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A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.

Director:

Fabián Bielinsky

Writers:

Fabián Bielinsky, Pablo De Santis (collaborating writer)
11 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ricardo Darín ... Esteban Espinosa, the taxidermist
Dolores Fonzi ... Diana Dietrich
Pablo Cedrón Pablo Cedrón ... Sosa
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart ... Julio
Jorge D'Elía ... Urien
Alejandro Awada ... Sontag
Rafa Castejón Rafa Castejón ... Vega
Manuel Rodal Manuel Rodal ... Carlos Dietrich
Walter Reyno Walter Reyno ... Montero
Alejandro Gancé Alejandro Gancé
Daniel Alejandro Ovando Daniel Alejandro Ovando
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido D'Albo Guido D'Albo ... Hotel administrator
Daniel Delevin
Eva Eva ... The dog
Carlos Falcone Carlos Falcone ... Delincuente museo
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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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Fabián Bielinsky's last movie. See more »

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
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Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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First Class Film Noir.
23 September 2005 | by bicgus1See all my reviews

This is another magnificent movie delivered by director Fabián Belinsky. I found the script captivating enough as to keep me tied to my seat from start to end. But besides, there's another goodie within El Aura, which is the photographic quality together with a pace that without being much too fast, remains still along the whole film -no decay at all-, making it a delight for purists and good quality cinema lovers. I found a couple of minor flaws which stand for the 9 instead of a 10, but they are indeed so minor that they can be perfectly overlooked. Moreover, Oscar Awards nomination should follow, as El Aura has absolutely nothing to envy from the very best Hollywood products. Indeed, film noir as good as it can be. Can't miss it.


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Country:

Argentina | Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bariloche, Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,601, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$58,804

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,805,261
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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