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THE AURA aka EL AURA
USA: IFC First Take
Cast: Ricardo Darin, Dolores Fonzi, Pablo Cedrón, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Jorge D'Elia, Alejandro Awada, Rafael Castejón, Manuel Rodal, Walter Reyno, Alejandro Gance, Daniel Alejandro Ovando, Victoria Vescio
Director: Fabian Bielinsky
Countries: Argentina / France / Spain
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
USA: 134 mins
USA Release Date: 1 December 2006 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 17 November 2006 (Limited Release - New York)
Ricardo Darin stars in the lead role as Esteban Espinosa a taxidermist by profession who secretly harbors a dream of committing the perfect robbery. When an opportunity presents itself to fulfil his dreams on a hunting trip in a Patagonian forest he becomes embroiled in a world of complex new rules and terrifying violence.
Not only does his inexperience endanger his life but he also suffers from epilepsy and strangely before each random seizure he is visited by the "aura": a paradoxical moment of confusion and enlightenment where the past and the future seemingly merge and leave him vulnerable.