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El aura / The Aura
(2006, Dir. Fabian Bielinsky, Argentina)
This Argentinian drama/thriller is the last feature film by director Fabian Bielinsky (Nueve Reinas/Nine Queens), who died of a sudden heart attack after the film's completion. It tells the story of a shy taxidermist (Ricardo Darin) who secretly dreams of executing the perfect robbery, and stumbles upon an opportunity. Caught up in a world of complexities and frightening violence, his lack of experience puts him in real danger. Plus, he is an epileptic. Before each seizure he is visited by the "aura'' -- a paradoxical moment of confusion and enlightenment where the past and future seem to blend. Argentina's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2006 Academy Awards.
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