The Aura The heart-attack death last year of Fabiàn Bielinsky, the Buenos Aires-born 47-year-old director of Nine Queens , makes the posthumous release of The Aura ,… The Aura The heart-attack death last year of Fabiàn Bielinsky, the Buenos Aires-born 47-year-old director of Nine Queens , makes the posthumous release of The Aura ,… 2006-11-17 Unrated PT138M Drama Mystery and Thriller Ricardo Darin IFC First Take
Movie Review

The Aura (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
DARIN DISPLAY The actor impresses in Aura , the crime thriller and final film from the late director Bielinsky
Image credit: Aura: Elías Meckler
DARIN DISPLAY The actor impresses in Aura, the crime thriller and final film from the late director Bielinsky
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Nov 17, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 138 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Ricardo Darin; Distributor: IFC First Take

The heart-attack death last year of Fabiàn Bielinsky, the Buenos Aires-born 47-year-old director of Nine Queens, makes the posthumous release of The Aura, his mysterious drama about an Argentinean epileptic taxidermist caught up in a vivid crime, that much more poignant. Ricardo Darín, wearing a mild-mannered expression of emotional remove, plays the unnamed antihero, obsessed with imagining the perfect robbery. The ''aura'' is the clarity with which he sees — or imagines he sees — the world in moments preceding an epileptic attack.

Originally posted Nov 21, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints