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The Aura

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Aura: Elías Meckler

The Aura

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
138 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/17/06
performer:
Ricardo Darin
director:
Fabian Bielinsky
distributor:
IFC First Take
author:
Fabian Bielinsky
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

The heart-attack death last year of Fabiàn Bielinsky, the Buenos Aires-born 47-year-old director of Nine Queens, makes the posthumous release of The Aura, his mysterious drama about an Argentinean epileptic taxidermist caught up in a vivid crime, that much more poignant. Ricardo Darín, wearing a mild-mannered expression of emotional remove, plays the unnamed antihero, obsessed with imagining the perfect robbery. The ”aura” is the clarity with which he sees — or imagines he sees — the world in moments preceding an epileptic attack.

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