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Release Date:
12 November 1999 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Trying to reach the limits of evil... But evil has no limits.
Plot:
The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
16 wins & 5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(10 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Emma Vilarasau ... Claudia

Karra Elejalde ... Massera

Tristán Ulloa ... Quiroga
Toni Sevilla ... Franco
Brendan Price ... Marc
Jordi Dauder ... Forense
Núria Cano ... Policía
Isabel Ampudia ... Secretaria
Carles Punyet ... Jefe
Aleix Puiggalí ... Tipo malcarado
Susana García Díez ... Chica piscina (as Susana García)

Pep Tosar ... Toni
Carme Capdet ... Monja
Manel Solás ... Hombre silla de ruedas
Víctor Guillén ... Hombre flaco (as Víctor Guillén 'Buby')
Sebastià Sellent ... Director revista
Boris Ruiz ... Jesuita

Josep Maria Domènech ... Romero (as Josep Mª Domenech)
Manuel Bronchud ... Dr. Bolggen (as Manel Bronchud)
Joan Massotkleiner ... Psiquiatra (as Joan Massot-Kleiner)
Carlos Lasarte ... Santini
Pepita Alguersuari ... Mujer en el motel
Jessica Del Pozo ... Ángela
Judith Tort ... Ángela a los 5 años
Susana González ... Tatuadora (as Susana Mª González)
Agustín Mellines ... Tipo escuálido
Ferran Terraza ... Joven rapado
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dianne Arnaldo ... Niña 1ª comunión
María Bianco ... Snuff Movie
Luis Casacuberta ... Snuff Movie (as Lluís Casacoberta)
Mercè Gil ... Monja sueño
Sergi Martí ... Snuff Movie
Pedro Antonio Segura ... Snuff Movie
Mercè Sierra ... Mujer Massera
Domènec Barbarà ... Miembro de la secta (uncredited)
Marta Barbará ... Ángela (voice) (uncredited)
Pepe Mediavilla ... Romero (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jaume Balagueró 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jaume Balagueró  writer
Ramsey Campbell  story

Produced by
Jaume Balagueró .... associate producer
Carlos Fernández .... associate producer
Julio Fernández .... associate producer
Joan Ginard .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carles Cases 
 
Cinematography by
Xavi Giménez 
 
Film Editing by
Luis de la Madrid 
 
Production Design by
Matías Tikas 
 
Art Direction by
Matías Tikas 
 
Costume Design by
Carmen González 
 
Makeup Department
Alma Casal .... makeup department head
Patricia López .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Josep Amorós .... production manager
Joan Ginard .... production manager
Miguel Ángel González .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Casacuberta .... second assistant director
Anna Rua .... second assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo .... first assistant director (as Fernando Izquierdo)
 
Art Department
Mònica Artés .... assistant decorator
Jordi Ribera .... assistant decorator
Gustavo Suñer .... props
 
Sound Department
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
Manuel Carrión .... sound effects
Raúl Marsal .... assistant sound mixer
Salva Mayolas .... sound editor
Salva Mayolas .... sound supervisor
Marc Orts .... sound mixer
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Xavi Bastida .... special effects makeup
David Martí .... special effects supervisor
Adolfo Vila .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduard Aguiló .... grip
Gemma Argiles .... video assist operator
Sergi Bartrolí .... electrician
Albert Carreras .... second operator
Francesc Carreras .... assistant camera
Oscar Faura .... assistant camera (as Óscar Faura)
David Fernández .... gaffer
Joan Morató .... Steadicam operator
David Planagumà .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Javier Sanz .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Xavi Adán .... assistant editor
Félix Bueno .... assistant editor
Pepín .... colorist
 
Music Department
Pere Bardagí .... musician (as Pere Berdagí)
Carles Cases .... musical director
Carles Cases .... musician
Carles Cases .... orchestrator
Guillem Llobell .... musician
Mariona Tuset .... musician (as Mariona Tusset)
Maria Vall .... music producer
 
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Glòria Blanes .... script supervisor
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Isabel Caraly .... production assistant
Ivan Carrero .... production assistant
Valentí Closas .... production secretary
Martin Samper .... marketing and promotion
Elisa Sirvent .... production assistant
Emma Stumpler .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Bernat Elias .... thanks
Loris Omedes .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Los sin nombre" - Spain (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, disturbing images, graphic nudity and language
Runtime:
102 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on the British novel "The Nameless" by Ramsey Campbell.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Claudia:What are you going to do?
Ángela:I'll call you...
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Movie Connections:
References Se7en (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Black DressSee more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This movie is a paradox..., 31 October 2007
Author: fuelrod from UK

... because it's a perfect recipe on how to make an awful movie:

First you screen the last 40 years of horror movies and pick out the worst and most repeated clichés. Then you mix and put them together randomly, and if this mix makes just the hint of a meaningful plot... you remix. When you have a script with no meaning or logic at all you progress to the next step.

The actors. If you can't find amateur theatrical actors, you will probably have to pay professionals to over-act like it was a junior high school parents play: They cry, they shout, they make funny (scary ??) faces and strange looks with their eyes, they break down, they pretend with all means from their body language, they cry again, pretend again... and on... and on again.

Then you will need a sound design and a sound track. Because you have decided that this is a horror movie, you off cause need violins playing and strange, SCAAAAAAARY sounds. And a lot of it! Actually, you need so much of it that there isn't no room for it in the movie. But don't worry - you just toss it in. Don't care whether or not the sound fits what happens on the screen - you just turn up the master volume so loud that it shocks the audience when effects or music starts. It's a horror movie... so it's OK.

Now you are so deep into the production process that you have reached the point of no return. Despite the fact that you have realized that the ingredients have no taste, and the dish will end up with no flavor at all, you try to save it by using some spices.

You hire an artist to make an impressive set design: Strange, abandon houses with mysterious interior, decorations and symbols. But the artist can't help you with a new problem: How to connect this design with the story? Then you try a last way out: The picture. You find a skilled cinematographer who shoots the film beautiful, and one of your tech guys turns out to be a true magician when it comes to color grading.

You screen your final cut and realize that using the spices was in vain: The fine visual style of the movie turns pretentious when it's made to cover up a bad movie... like to much make up on bad skin.

To give yourself an artistic excuse for making and releasing the movie, you decide to make a new end, and a new title to the movie. The common factor of the movie, the title and the final scene is now the total lack of meaning...

--- This movie is a serious contender to the title of the worst movie ever made. It's a must see - must have: You can't conclude that you have seen a bad movie before you a seen this one. It has set a new standard for movies released for cinemas.

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