Fabián Bielinsky

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Fabián Bielinsky
Born(1959-02-03)3 February 1959
Died28 June 2006(2006-06-28) (aged 47)
Alma materENERC

Fabián Bielinsky (3 February 1959 – 28 June 2006) was an Argentine film director born in Buenos Aires.

He started to make films early in life, while still a high school student in the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires. After graduation he started studying psychology, a career he pursued for a short time before dropping out in favor of enrolling in the Centro de Experimentacion y Realizacion Cinematografica (CERC, actually ENERC, INCAA's film school), from which he graduated in 1983 with a short film called La Espera, based on a story by Jorge Luis Borges.

He directed his first film, Nine Queens (original title Nueve Reinas) in 2000, and the second one, El Aura, in 2005, which he was going to present in Edinburgh, at the International Film Festival, a month later. Both films starred Ricardo Darín in the lead role.

Bielinsky died from a heart attack while in São Paulo, Brazil, casting for an advertisement.


  • In both of his films (El Aura and Nueve Reinas) various characters mention "El Turco", a powerful underworld figure who is never shown on screen.
  • Criminal (2004) by Gregory Jacobs is a remake of his film Nine Queens.

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