El Arte De Morir (2000)





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Nacho is a young man declared missing four years ago. Neither his family nor his best friends could provide any clue as to his whereabouts or to the circumstances of his disappearance, but everything pointed to him being dead.

Nacho was a young man of enormous talent who was beginning to make himself heard in the circles in the forefront of art. He had his own painting style, deeply influenced by the picture of Hieronymous Bosch and focused on a single theme: Death.

At the beginning, the appearance of a significant clue led the police to re-open the case. The witnesses were called on to testify again.After having been to the police the group of friends gathered together and arrived at a shattering conclusion; "If the police discover the body, we're lost. We have to dig it up"

Iván, Clara, Patricia, Ramon, Candela and Carlos, the six characters of our story, had lied to the police. In one form or other, they were all involved in Nacho's death, which happened one terrible night, which no-one would ever speak about and which no-one had ever been able to forget.

Four years after the events they would have to face the past, a past which had returned to haunt them and which would start to exact its own vengeance, as one after the other begin to die in strange circumstances...

Iván and Clara, the starring pair, will have to find sense in what is happening in order to survive. In the middle of the chaos which has arrived in their life they find an unexpected help: Nacho himself. -- © 2001 Venevision International
Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
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Elsa Pataky
as Candela
Lucía Jiménez
as Patricia
Emilio Gutierrez Caba
as Inspector Adolfo Quintana
Gustavo Salmerón
as Ignacio `Nacho' Blasco Izaguirre
Pepa Lopez
as Madre de Clara
Paul Zubillaga
as Compañero
Mónica Cano
as Psicóloga
Paloma Juanes
as Madre de Candela
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Critic Reviews for El Arte De Morir

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

While the Spanish film The Art of Dying isn't perfect, it is a compelling bit of psycho-horror.

Full Review… | May 23, 2002
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

After The Others, The Art of Dying feels like the designer bags you buy at the flea market.

Full Review… | November 8, 2001
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Unhappily it lacks a sense of style distinctive enough to overcome its derivative quality.

Full Review… | May 31, 2002
One Guy's Opinion

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August 11, 2005

This is not one of the best slashers ever made, but it's a good try

May 6, 2003

Audience Reviews for El Arte De Morir


[font=Fixedsys]El Arte de Morir-I cannot recommend this film. Described as a slasher, but is really a thriller that doesn't exactly thrill. [/font] [font=Fixedsys]Spanish film. The story of six friends with a deadly secret. Four years earlier, their friend Nacho, a rather arrogant artist whose work revolved around the idea of death, disappeared without a trace. The re-investigation of Nacho's disappearance brings the friends back together, and someone begins killing them off one by one. Yeah, very original story.:rolleyes: [/font] [font=Fixedsys]Okay performances, a few tense moments, but this movie is nothing special. Starts out as a "straight" thriller, but it tries to bring in the inevitable twists and turns that have been done before in better movies.[/font] [font=Fixedsys]*and during the last few minutes of the film, the voices did not match up with the lips of the actors. Nitpicker, I am.[/font]

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