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Tom Cruise said that he was on his mobile phone trying to buy the remake rights during the end credits the first time he saw the film.
In the movie Eduardo Noriega appears moving by an empty Madrid's Gran Vía, without cars or people. This scene was victim of a certain polemic due to The Devil's Advocate (1997), where its main character Keanu Reeves appears moving by a too totally empty New York City's Fifth Avenue, creating a doubt about which of the two scenes was copied (or plagiarized) of the other.
Alejandro Amenábar imagined the script after having horrible nightmares while ill with the flu.
Penélope Cruz also stars in Vanilla Sky (2001), Cameron Crowe's remake of this film, playing the same character, Sofia.
The song playing at the nightclub when César first arrives is "Rising Son" by Massive Attack, in which the phrase "dream on" is frequently repeated.
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.
César's apartment uses same set used by the character of David in Pedro Almodóvar's movie Live Flesh (1997), which also starred Penélope Cruz.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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The film's title translates to "open your eyes," which is a repeated motif.
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Director Cameo 

Alejandro Amenábar: with other two people in the bathroom of the disco, when César goes there. He is the last one that gets out.
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Spoilers 

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The building César jumps from in the last scene is called Torre Picasso and is located in Madrid, Spain. It used to be city's highest building at the time the film was being shot.
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