Aro Tolbukhin, one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century, was reportedly born in Hungary and is soon to face a firing squad in Guatemala. Shortly before the execution, he grants an interview to two journalists, who discover that some facts don't add up. Aro Tolbukhin - In the Mind of a Killer is a bewitching essay in meta-cinema and deconstruction, in which all documentary footage is fake while the story, if not untrue, is certainly free of any factual basis - enter the grey zone.
Fittingly, the different temperaments, textures and temperatures of small gauge formats, video, digital and the celestial 35mm fuse into an ambiguously sensual whole. After every cinelinguistic trope is turned inside out and upside down, Aro Tolbukhin - In the Mind of a Killer finally reveals itself: as one long and heady death-trip, one man's delirium about himself.

International title
Aro Tolbukhin - In the Mind of a Killer
Filmmaker
Agustí Villaronga, Lydia Zimmermann, Isaac Pierre Racine
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Spain, Mexico
Year
2002
Medium
35mm
Length
98’
Language
Spanish, Catalan, Hungarian
Producer
Antonio Chavarrías, Gustavo Montiel Pages
Production Company
Oberon Cinematográfica, Altavista Films
Sales
Grupo Pi
Writer
Agustí Villaronga, Isaac Pierre Racine, Lydia Zimmermann
Production Design
Lorenza Manrique