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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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Fabián Bielinsky

Writers:

Fabián Bielinsky, Pablo De Santis (collaborating writer)
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Cast

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina | Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 2005 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

The Aura See more »

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:

$1,785,981
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. 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
from "Sinfonia alla rustica"
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
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Weird, Intriguing and Disappointing Conclusion
12 February 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Buenos Aires, the epileptic taxidermist Esteban Espinosa (Ricardo Darín) is a painstaking man that likes to plot the perfect heist. When his wife leaves him, he accepts the invitation of his friend Sontag (Alejandro Awada) to hunt in a forest. They rent a cabin owned by Diana Dietrich (Dolores Fonzi) and her husband Carlos Dietrich (Manuel Rodal) 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 (Pablo Cedrón) and Montero (Walter Reyno) that are seeking out Dietrich. Now Esteban has the chance to execute the perfect crime he has dreamt on.

"El Aura" is a weird and original film with an intriguing story, beautiful cinematography and environment and good acting. Unfortunately there are unnecessary details, such as why Esteban is epileptic since it does not affect the story. The conclusion is also disappointing with Esteban's fantasy coming true but he just returning to his routine life. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Aura"


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