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3.5
564 Ratings

The Aura

El aura

Directed by Fabián Bielinsky
Argentina, 2005
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

A quiet, epileptic taxidermist plans the perfect crime. All he needs is the right opportunity. An accident, perhaps…

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The Aura Directed by Fabián Bielinsky

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  • Sean's rating of the film The Aura

    Superb neo noir with some great acting. Sadly the director passed way shortly after this film which was only his second feature, this film showed a little promise in a short career. The score for the film is used sparsely, this is a quiet film with building suspense. Great story, great direction, an unknown hidden gem that more people should see. There is some great acting here especially by lead actor Darin.

  • Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film The Aura

    Second and sadly last film by Fabián Bielinsky. a compelling thriller with a great performance by Ricardo Darín, as an epileptic and diffident taxidermist with a strange urge for elaborated heists.

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film The Aura

    100% Thriller by the author of Nueve Reinas: a criminal project that goes in the wall, a great supporting cast, an endearing & contrasting hero, having both a super ability & a crippling weakness. ==== 100% noir par l'auteur des 9 Reines: un projet criminel qui va dans le mur, des seconds rôles très intéressants, un héros attachant & contrasté, ayant à la fois une force singulière & une faiblesse incapacitante. 4,5/5

  • FISCHER's rating of the film The Aura

    Une œuvre remarquable en tous points : des acteurs étonnants de véracité, un scénario efficace, intelligent et puissant, une réalisation concise et percutante. Un des fleurons d'un certain renouveau du cinéma argentin... www.cinefiches.com

  • cinegeek.de's rating of the film The Aura

    Our Daily Free Stream: El aura (engl. subt.) Patagonien, eine mythische dunkle Welt. El Aura, der letzte Film des viel zu früh verstorbenen Fabian Bielinsky, lebt vom unheilvollen Wald Patagoniens - wie eine Reise ins Herz der Finsternis. Tiefer und tiefer dringen wir vor, bis uns der Wald umschliesst. Die Zeit vergeht immer langsamer, scheint schliesslich still zu stehen... mehr auf cinegeek.de

  • Bilan's rating of the film The Aura

    between 2 and 3 stars... interesting elements but not always clear why the director used the at certain points and not consequently through the whole film. but worth watching if you have nothing to do better. It's amusing.

  • Paul's rating of the film The Aura

    Intense ... heavy ... unique. Cannot really compare it to anything I've watched before. A special mix of Into the wild and Oceans 13. It's nice to get an insight into Argentinian filmmaking, though.

  • mpho3's rating of the film The Aura

    Chekhov's gun and the big bad wolf! "The empty space, wonderfully ambient soundtrack, bleached landscapes and Darín's quiet performance help El Aura to live a big life in its many moments of silence. It’s as totally compelling, strangely relaxing and purely believable an experience as the moments of perfection Esteban feels before one of his episodes." -- paraphrase, Projector Magazine.

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