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Open Your Eyes -- A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

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19 December 1997 (Spain) See more »
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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Vanilla Sky versus Abre los Ojos See more (212 total) »

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Also Known As:
"Abre los ojos" - Spain (original title)
"Permanent Midnight" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality, language and some violence
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117 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-15 | France:U | Germany:16 (video premiere) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 (video premiere) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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The film's title translates to "open your eyes," which is a repeated motif.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: A crew member is reflected in the car window when César picks up Pelayo for tennis.See more »
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Pelayo:Did you screw her?
César:Screw who?
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48 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Vanilla Sky versus Abre los Ojos, 20 December 2003
Author: stamper from The Netherlands

Well, as it is in most ‘fights' one has to see both before being able to see who the winner is and in this case it is Abre los Ojos (the original). It is not THAT MUCH better than Vanilla sky, but the ending does the trick. The ending in Abre los ojos, is much better and more comprehensible than the vague and somewhat pointless ending in Vanilla Sky, which makes the film just a notch better than the star-laden Hollywood remake. The other parts of the films are mostly equal to one another (except Cruz' looks, which are much better than in Vanilla Sky, which is mostly due to the stupid haircut she had in that American film) or should I say, the rest Cameron Crowe copied from Abre los ojos. If there is one thing that I didn't like about this film, is how it was spoiled for me by having seen Vanilla Sky earlier. Almost everything Crowe copied, which made this film rather boring at times and which also makes it difficult for me to rate this one. I can tell you though, that if could choose again I'd definitely see Abre los Ojos first and not see Vanilla Sky at all.

7,5 out of 10 (for the statistics, with a 7 to be handed out on voting)

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Vanilla Sky was better zazzy-zulu
Dub this in english and I'll watch it. bringbackwriting-1
Who wakes somebody up by saying open your eyes? jmhow
Why did they make a Remake?? Dumo1888
Why didn't he go back....? (spoilers) alopoly02
He never wakes up reddice26
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