MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 523 this week

Días contados (1994)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 913 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

A member of the ETA terrorist organization belongs to a commando which is preparing an outrage in Madrid. But he sets other priorities when he meets a girl who is addicted to drugs and for ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

Javier Bardem. His Lips Are Busy!
| FilmExperience

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 900 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 01 Sep 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 134 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Días contados" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Días contados (1994)

Días contados (1994) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Días contados.
27 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lucky Star (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Marina, a woman with a glass eye, has the bad luck to be the victim of an assault witnessed by Rafael, a goodhearted butcher, who rescues her from her attacker, a man named Daniel. Rafael ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Franco
Stars: Antonio Resines, Maribel Verdú, Jordi Mollà
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is ... See full summary »

Director: Montxo Armendáriz
Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Charo López, Silvia Munt
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A child cannot stand the idea of having a new brother and dreams about drinking milk from the breasts of his mother again. The child asks the moon to bring him a teet only for him.

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Biel Duran, Mathilda May, Gérard Darmon
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

José Luis Torrente, a former policeman fights against the oriental mafia in Madrid.

Director: Santiago Segura
Stars: Santiago Segura, Javier Cámara, Neus Asensi
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdú
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between ... See full summary »

Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Stars: Silvia Munt, Tito Valverde, Susana García Díez
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung
Insomnio (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Chus Gutiérrez
Stars: Cristina Marcos, Candela Peña, Ernesto Alterio
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Jaime Rosales
Stars: Sonia Almarcha, Petra Martínez, Miriam Correa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Escaping gangsters trying to kill her because of being witness to a crime, Gloria (Victoria Abril), a young woman of lower class, comes back to Madrid, Spain and to her family. There she ... See full summary »

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Stars: Victoria Abril, Pilar Bardem, Federico Luppi
Airbag (1997)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner ... See full summary »

Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Stars: Karra Elejalde, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Alberto San Juan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmelo Gómez ...
Antonio (as Carmelo Gomez)
Ruth Gabriel ...
Charo
...
Lisardo
...
Rafa
...
Vanesa
...
Lourdes (as Elvira Minguez)
Pepón Nieto ...
Ugarte (as Pepon Nieto)
Joseba Apaolaza ...
Carlos
Chacho Carreras ...
Portugués
...
Alfredo
Raquel Sanchís ...
Rosa (as Raquel Sanchis)
David Pinilla ...
Matías
Pepe Colmenero ...
Policía Joven
Marga Sánchez ...
Clara (as Marga Sanchez)
Mariola Fuentes ...
Artista Callejera
Edit

Storyline

A member of the ETA terrorist organization belongs to a commando which is preparing an outrage in Madrid. But he sets other priorities when he meets a girl who is addicted to drugs and for whom he feels a strong attraction. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1994 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Numbered Days  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$1,642,000 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Vanessa: We are not whores, are we?
Charo: I don't know. Maybe we are
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Barrio de Santiago
Written by I. de los Reyes and Francis García Carrasco (as F. Carrasco)
Performed by Navajita Plateá
Ediciones Musicales BMG ARIOLA
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
love,lust,desire,hate,death,regret......
16 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dias Contados (Running Out of Time) is a movie about love, lust, desire, hate, death, and regret, that takes place in Madrid, Spain. Antonio (Carmelo Gomez) is in town with two others on personal business. Charo (Ruth Gabriel) and Vanessa (Candela Pena) are two roommates with a laundry list of issues. Lisardo (Javier Bardem) is a local junkie. Portugues (Chacho Carreras) is a drug dealer trying to evade the cops. Lourdes (Elvira Minquez) is one of Antonio's companions to Madrid, who loves him far more than she gets in return. Throw in a husband of Charo getting out of jail, and edgy cops trying to bust Portugues; and you have an amazing movie that should've gotten much more attention here in the states.

The performances in this film are much better than most you see by actors who receive far more attention. Especially Ruth Gabriel, who gives one of the most memorable performances by a young actress (18 or 19) I've seen. Carmelo Gomez is a leading man who should be a household name here, and would be if we respected international films, the same way they do ours. They both give Oscar worthy performances in a film that will definitely leave an impression on you.

Recommended for those who liked Dirty Pretty Things, or 21 grams.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Días contados (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?