Esteban is a taxidermist who spent years planning –in his head– the perfect heist. When he is invited by one of his friends to a hunt trip in the Argentine Southern forests, he finds himself with an opportunity to have his longed obsession come true.
Nine Queens created a misconception about Bielinsky’s cinema being fun (which it is) and joyful (which it’s not), because the film’s likeability and invention hid the darkness of that misfits story. But The Aura is a film about death and desire. It’s a film noir story, yes, but unlike any other: in a natural setting where imagination and pure invention become crime tools. Bielinsky manages to hypnotize viewers not only through Ricardo Darín’s thorough performance, but also because he transforms every landscape element into a taxidermist tool: he’s telling us that this world is dead, but artifice (cinema’s, obviously) is keeping it alive with a last breath, so it can communicate its existence. Money is here the paper that stuffs this exquisite corps, and crime is the scalpel that empties us. LDE
D, G: Fabián Bielinsky F: Checco Varese E: Alejandro Carrillo Penovi, Fernando Pardo S: Carlos Abbate, José Luis Díaz M: Lucio Godoy P: Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero, Samuel Hadida, Pablo Bossi I: Ricardo Darín, Dolores Fonzi, Alejandro Awada, Pablo Cedrón, Jorge D’Elía
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