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The Art of Dying (2000)

El arte de morir (original title)
In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's ... See full summary »

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Curro Royo (screenplay), Juan Vicente Pozuelo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fele Martínez ... Iván
María Esteve ... Clara
Gustavo Salmerón ... Nacho
Adrià Collado ... Carlos (as Adriá Collado)
Lucía Jiménez ... Patricia
Elsa Pataky ... Candela
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ... Ramón
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Quintana
Adolfo Fernández Adolfo Fernández ... Luis
Pepa López Pepa López ... Madre Clara
Mónica Cano Mónica Cano ... Psicóloga
Paul Zubillaga Paul Zubillaga ... Compañero
Tamara Chenel Tamara Chenel ... Chica
Antonio de la Fuente Antonio de la Fuente ... Camarero
Paloma Juanes Paloma Juanes ... Madre Candela
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In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's whereabouts. They all deny involvement, and soon they have reason to fear for their lives as it appears a serial killer is hunting them all down. The one friend closest to the artist watches helplessly as his once quiet life is shattered by incrimination, suspicion and ultimately -- horrific violence. Written by mikhail080@cs.com

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

31 March 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Arte de Morrer See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€550,000 (Spain), 31 March 2000, Limited Release
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Dolby
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El arte de morir
Written by Alfonso Pérez (as A. Pérez), Suso Sáiz, Cristina Lliso and Tito Fargo
Performed by Cristina Lliso
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Boredom in the kingdom of spain
18 April 2001 | by FredericmignardSee all my reviews

Spain has made good impression lately with movies such as The Nameless, tesis, Abre los ojos, Los amantes del circulo polar... Unfortunately el arte de morir fails to impress. it inspires boredom instead of inspiring awe and terror. The murders depicted (it's a slasher film) are uninteresting which is the worse defect for a film of that genre.


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