The Aura

Argentina | 2005 | 134 Minutes | Fabián Bielinsky

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Presented in 35mm!
The charismatic Ricardo Darín (Nine Queens, The Secret in Their Eyes) plays an epileptic taxidermist who amuses himself by plotting perfect crimes. On a hunting trip, he accidentally kills a man who has set a casino robbery into motion—then steps into the dead man's shoes to live out his fantasy. Reality concocts plot twists even his fevered imagination can't see coming. Argentine director Fabián Bielinsky made only two movies before his death, the exquisite caper Nine Queens and this masterful neo-noir, perhaps the best of the 21st century.

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  • Original Language Title: El Aura
  • Director: Fabián Bielinsky
  • Principal Cast: Ricardo Darin, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón, Alejandro Awada
  • Country: Argentina, Spain, France
  • Year: 2005
  • Running Time: 134 Minutes
  • Producer: Samuel Hadida, Geraldo Herrero
  • Screenplay: Fabián Bielinsky, Pablo De Santis
  • Cinematographers: Checco Varese
  • Editors: Alejandro Carrillo Penovi, Fernando Pardo
  • Music: Lucio Godoy
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: 35mm