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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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Release Date:
19 December 1997 (Spain) See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
5 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Astonishing....and really depressing See more (217 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
Runtime:
117 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 (video premiere) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | 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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Trivia:
When César (Eduardo Noriega) goes to Sofia (Penélope Cruz)'s apartment and starts to rip down her photos on the wall, there is a picture of "The Sandman," a popular comic book that deals with the world of dreams, created by Neil Gaiman.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: A crew member is reflected in the car window when César picks up Pelayo for tennis.See more »
Quotes:
Pelayo:Did you screw her?
César:Screw who?
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Movie Connections:
References The Game (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rising SonSee more »

76 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Astonishing....and really depressing, 16 April 2001
Author: burndown6 from murfreesboro, tn

Go see this film. Now. I'll wait.

Okay, this film is truly one of the most excellent mixtures of genres I have ever seen. It will leave you truly moved, truly surprised, and truly depressed. That's okay, though, because this is such a wonderful movie. The film centers around the life of a rich and handsome young man after a disfiguring accident. We are taken along as he tries to find a way to grow accustomed to a life without the things he relied on (mainly looks) before. After hitting rock bottom, things start to get better for him, and it is here that the seamless weaving of genres occur. I don't want to give too much away, but the film constantly keeps you on your toes and never grows dull. "Abre los Ojos" is a truly stunning love story, psychological thriller, and science fiction film all rolled into a flawless whole. Do yourself a favor and see it before the Cameron Crowe remake, "Vanilla Sky", does to this film what "City of Angels" did to "Wings of Desire".

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