Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
A Spanish/Mexican co-production, Aro Tolbukhin En La Mente Del Asesino (In the Mind of a Killer) is a semi-documentary about the life of serial killer Aro Tolbukhin. Interviews and reenactments tell the story of a Hungarian man who was sentenced to death before a firing squad in Guatemala. He grew up in Budapest with his twin sister Stella and fled to join the merchant marines during the Russian invasion of 1956. After he was arrested for burning seven people alive in 1981, he confessed to nearly 20 other murders during the Guatemala Civil War. Commentary is provided by Carmen Beato, a former nun who lived with Tolbukhin in Alta Verapaz.
confession [criminal], Guatemala, Hungary, life-story, merchant-marines, serial-killer