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Witty, meticulous script. Many unforeseeable plot twists. Dynamic, orchestrated sequences.
The Aura (Spanish: El Aura) (2005) is an Argentine, French and Spanish neo-noir drama film, directed by Fabián Bielinsky, his second and final feature after Nine Queens. The picture features Ricardo Darín in the lead role, as well as Alejandro Awada, Dolores Fonzi, among others.
The drama was the Argentine entry in the 2006 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film category.
In neo-noir fashion El Aura narrates in the first person the hallucinating voyage of Espinoza, a quiet, cynical taxidermist, who suffers epilepsy attacks, and is obsessed with committing the perfect crime.
He claims that the cops are too stupid to find out about it when it's well executed, and that the robbers are too stupid to execute it the right way; and that he could do it himself relying on his photographic memory and his strategic planning skills.
On his first ever hunting trip, in the calm of the Patagonian forest, with one squeeze of the trigger his dreams are made real. Espinoza has accidentally...