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Writer:
Alejandro Amenábar (written by)
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Release Date:
10 August 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sooner or later she'll see them, then everything will be different. See more »
Plot:
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 24 wins & 44 nominations See more »
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Perfect.... a master at work See more (1093 total) »

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Directed by
Alejandro Amenábar 
 
Writing credits
Alejandro Amenábar (written by)

Produced by
Fernando Bovaira .... producer
Eduardo Chapero-Jackson .... associate producer
Tom Cruise .... executive producer
José Luis Cuerda .... producer
Miguel Ángel González .... line producer
Emiliano Otegui .... line producer
Sunmin Park .... producer
Rick Schwartz .... executive producer
Paula Wagner .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Alejandro Amenábar 
 
Cinematography by
Javier Aguirresarobe 
 
Film Editing by
Nacho Ruiz Capillas 
 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Jina Jay 
 
Production Design by
Benjamín Fernández 
 
Art Direction by
Benjamín Fernández (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Emilio Ardura 
Elli Griff 
Benjamín Fernández (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Sonia Grande 
 
Makeup Department
Montse Boqueras .... makeup assistant (as Montserrat Boqueras)
Mara Collazo .... makeup assistant
Ana López Puigcerver .... makeup artist (as Ana López-Puigcerver)
Belén López Puigcerver .... hair stylist (as Belén López-Puigcerver)
Robert McCann .... makeup design and concept: Ms. Kidman
Peter Owen .... wigs design and concept: Ms. Kidman
Teresa Rabal .... hair stylist
Kerry Warn .... hairdresser design and concept: Ms. Kidman
 
Production Management
José Antonio García Tapia .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis Casacuberta .... second second assistant director
Javier Chinchilla .... first assistant director
Guillermo Escribano .... second assistant director
Carlos Santana .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Gonzalo Ansó .... stand-by props
Ángel Balaguer .... master plasterer
Salvador Comes .... stand-by painter
Pedro Jesús De la Fuente .... construction buyer (as Pedro De La Fuente)
José G. Donado .... master painter (as José García Donado)
Steve Ellis .... illustrator: main titles
Alejandro Fernández .... draftsman
José Alberto Fernández .... prop runner: Santander
Rubén Fernández .... prop runner: Santander
Carlos Gil .... stand-by props
Alfonso Guitiérrez .... prop runner: Santander
Catalina Madurga .... art trainee
Julián Martín .... scenic artist
Natalia Montes .... storyboard artist
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
José Luis Navarro .... stand-by carpenter
Blas Antonio Padilla .... stand-by props
Sergio Pérez .... prop runner: Santander
Clemente Rivas .... stand-by props
Sergio Rozas .... storyboard artist
Germán Segovia .... prop runner: Santander
Antonio Sánchez-Romo .... master carpenter
Juan Ignacio Viñuales .... stand-by props
Enrique Vázquez .... prop buyer
 
Sound Department
John Bailey .... assistant sound engineer
Chris Barrett .... assistant sound engineer (as Chris Barret)
John Bateman .... adr recordist
Les Brock .... stereo sound consultant: SDDS
Sergio Bürmann .... boom operator (as Sergio Burmann)
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Culebras .... boom operator
Guillaume Delamare .... foley recordist
Rod Duggan .... stereo sound consultant: DTS
Isabel Díaz Cassou .... sound designer
Álex F. Capilla .... assistant sound editor (as Alejandro Fernández Capilla)
Geoff Foster .... sound engineer
Carlos Lidón .... cable person
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Alfonso Raposo .... adr recordist (as Sito Raposo)
Maite Rivera .... sound editor
James Seddon .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
María Steinberg .... assistant sound editor
Ricardo Steinberg .... sound
Robert Thompson .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Graham Aikman .... special effects assistant: The Weatherman/F&P
Derek Langley .... special effects supervisor: The Weatherman/F&P
Pedro Moreno .... special effects assistant: The Weatherman/F&P
Bernard Newton .... special effects assistant: The Weatherman/F&P
Félix Bergés .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Nike Alonso .... special effects digital production: Daiquiri
John Benn .... scanning and recording editorial: Cinesite (as Jon Benn)
Félix Bergés .... visual effects supervisor
Juanjo Carretero .... scanning and recording: Telson
Carmen Díaz .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
Eduardo Díaz .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Daniel Fernández .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
David Guaita .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Simon Hughes .... scanning and recording supervisor: Cinesite
Antonio Lado .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
Iván López .... digital matte painter: Daiquiri
Carlos Martínez .... optical effects: Story Film
Gregorio Molina .... digital matte painter: Daiquiri
Gonzalo Moure .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Ana Nuñez .... optical effects: Story Film
Pablo Núñez .... optical effects: Story Film
Antonio Ojeda .... optical effects: Story Film
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Stuart Pearson .... head scanning and recording: Cinesite
Magoga Piñas .... 3D computer animator: Daiquiri
Rafa Solorzano .... compositing supervisor: Daiquiri
Susana Suárez .... special effects digital production: Daiquiri
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Rosa Ángel .... digital compositor: Daiquiri
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording (uncredited)
Úrsula García .... visual effects coordinator: pre-production (uncredited)
Todd Hemsley .... compositor (uncredited)
Lorraine Johnson .... scanning: Cinesite (uncredited)
Simon Johnson .... scanning: Cinesite (uncredited)
Raphaël Kourilsky .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Juan Benito Cuevas .... assistant stunt coordinator
Sonia Gonzalo .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Esther Ramos .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arturo Aldegunde .... Steadicam operator
Enrique Bello .... gaffer
Stanley B. Burns .... still photographer: post mortem original (as Stanley B. Burns M.D.)
Juan de Andrés .... clapper loader: second unit (as Juan De Andrés)
Gustavo de la Fuente .... clapper loader (as Gustavo De La Fuente)
Antonio Fernández Santamaría .... grip (as Antonio Fdez Santamaría)
Rafael García Martos .... gaffer (as Rafael Martos)
Carlos García .... electrician
José Luis González Jr. .... grip
José Luis González .... key grip
Ángel Granell .... electrician
Salvador Gómez Calle .... focus puller: second unit (as Salvador Gómez)
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer: post mortem new
Julio Madurga .... camera operator
Eugenio Martínez .... electrician
José Luis Molero .... electrician
Manuel Outomuro .... still photographer: special promotional
Ramiro Sabell .... focus puller
Alberto Sánchez Beltrán .... electrician (as Alberto Sánchez)
 
Casting Department
Camilla Evans .... casting assistant: Jina Jay Casting
Immaculada Iglesias .... casting: Santander stand-ins
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Adriazola .... seamstress
Ana Cuerda .... wardrobe assistant
Paco Delgado .... wardrobe assistant
Eva Salas .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
María José Almela .... assistant editor (as Mª José Almela)
Maite Bermúdez .... post-production assistant
Alfonso Berrocal .... second assistant editor
Felisa Catalinas .... negative cutter
Yolanda Cáceres .... color timer
Manuela Díaz .... post-production: Sogecine
Eladio Fernández .... post-production: Sogecine
Marian Fernández .... post-production assistant
Ángela Iglesias .... second assistant editor
David López-Puigcerver .... post-production assistant
Carmen Mesa .... negative cutter
Javier Navasques .... second assistant editor
Isabel Ranz .... second assistant editor
Manuel Salgueiro .... telecine operator
Carolina Martínez Urbina .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alejandro Amenábar .... orchestrator
Xavier Capellas .... orchestrator
Lucio Godoy .... music producer
Lucio Godoy .... orchestrator
Claudio Ianni .... conductor: The London Session Orchestra
Claudio Ianni .... orchestrator
Randy Spendlove .... music executive: Dimension Films
Gavyn Wright .... concert master: The London Session Orchestra
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Svetlana Albitskaia .... double: Ms. Kidman
Svetlana Albitskaia .... stand-in
Pablo Alfaro .... financial director
Claire Amondaray .... production trainee
Julie Austin .... drama coach: children
Miguel Balanzategui .... video link
Susan Ball .... chaperone
Irene Ballesteros .... stand-in
Beatriz Bodegas .... legal department: Sogecine
Felicia Bushman .... assistant: Ms. Kidman
José Ramón De La Isla .... stand-in
Sophie De Mac Mahon .... production: Sogecine
Javier de Oleza .... accountant: Sogecine (as Javier Oleza)
Javier de Oleza .... administration staff: Sogecine (as Javier Oleza)
Carlos Del Hoyo .... press and public relations
Luis Dorado .... press and public relations
Elizabeth Every .... chaperone
Elizabeth Every .... tutor
Paula Farias .... unit doctor
Daya Fernandez .... press and public relations (as Daya Fernández)
Marian Fernández .... production assistant
Montserrat Fernández .... stand-in
Sandra Frieze .... dialogue coach
Luis Fernando Garrido .... stand-in
Brian Gibbs .... production accountant
Antonio Giménez .... marketing: Sogecine
Montserrat González .... legal department: Sogecine
Flora Herránz .... press and public relations
Didi Hopkins .... drama coach: children
Rafael Hostelería .... caterer
Gracy Hunter .... press and public relations
Alejandro Jiménez .... stand-in
Javier Leal .... manager: laboratory
Walter Leonard .... translator
Sol López .... assistant: Mr. Bovaira
Ángeles López .... legal department: Sogecine
Gaynor Victoria Mann .... chaperone
Javier Martín .... accountant: Sogecine
Javier Martín .... administration staff: Sogecine
Luis Martín .... accountant: Sogecine
Luis Martín .... administration staff: Sogecine
Gloria Menchacatorre .... public relations assistant
Eva Muslera .... controller
Laura Muñoz-Rojas .... craft service
Trilby Norton .... production coordinator
Juan Pando .... consultant: historical
J. Ethan Park .... production: Maxmedia
Matt Pascale .... production: Maxmedia
Maite Payero .... secretary: Las Producciones del Escorpión
Juan Luis Pedrero .... assistant accountant
Guillermo Peña .... manager: laboratory
Luis Pérez Dávila .... security coordinator
Juana Ramos .... accountant: Sogecine
Juana Ramos .... administration staff: Sogecine
Orly Ravid .... production: Maxmedia
Luis Revuelta .... stand-in
Nuria Rodríguez .... unit doctor
Nicholas Roe .... assistant: Ms. Wagner (as Nick Roe)
Verónica Roldán .... production: Sogecine
Cecilia Rubio .... legal department: Sogecine
Andrea Ruiz .... stand-in
Jonathan Sanger .... production consultant
Charo Santamaría .... accountant: Sogecine
Charo Santamaría .... administration staff: Sogecine
Germán Sela .... marketing: Sogecine
Michael Soppelsa .... security supervisor
Carmen Soriano .... script supervisor
Sandra Sousa .... stand-in
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing: Sogecine (as Francisco Sanchez)
Jennifer Sánchez .... stand-in
Daniel M. Villalba .... production runner
Jeffrey Winter .... assistant: Ms. Park
Jeffrey Winter .... production: Maxmedia
Pablo Zorilla .... production trainee
Urko Errazquin .... marketing (uncredited)
David Greenbaum .... executive assistant: Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Christopher Hanada .... assistant: Ms. Wagner (uncredited)
Garson Yu .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Antonio Buenaga .... special thanks
Vicki Cherkas .... special thanks
Michael Doven .... special thanks
Laurent Dupreche .... special thanks
Geoffrey Gilmore .... special thanks
Diego González-Longoria .... special thanks
Michèle Grignon .... special thanks
Elaine Haggis .... special thanks: Bow Street Magistrates
Pat Kingsley .... special thanks
Elliot Kleinberg .... special thanks
Kenneth Kleinberg .... special thanks
Rick Nicita .... special thanks
Emanuel Nunez .... special thanks
Catherine Olim .... special thanks
Carmen Prieto .... special thanks
Joaquín Samperio .... special thanks
Robert Seidenberg .... special thanks
Linda Smith .... special thanks: Bow Street Magistrates
Greg Trattner .... special thanks
Kurt Woolner .... special thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening moments
Runtime:
101 min | Finland:104 min | USA:104 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Alakina Mann and James Bentley were cast after an intensive search that encompassed 5,000 children.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Near the end of the movie when Anna and Nicholas are walking away from the house they are moving away from it and this is clarified by Anna's line "We're not at the end of the garden yet" but when they stand before the grave stones a few shots afterwards, the house is behind the graves. We know for earlier on when Grace has been talking to the gardener that the graves are near the end of the garden.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Grace:Now children, are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin... This story started many thousands of years ago, and it was all over in just 7 days. All that long long time ago, none of the things we can see now, the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the animals and plants, not a single one existed. Only God existed. And so only he could have created them. And he did.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Vals Opus 69 No.1 (Op. Posth.)See more »

FAQ

Why does Grace insist on the people closing the door behind them before opening another one?
Why couldn't the children be in direct sunlight?
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143 out of 183 people found the following review useful.
Perfect.... a master at work, 26 November 2001
Author: Andres Bermudez from Bogota, Colombia

Alejandro Amenábar is a very young and talented director, born in Chile and raised in Spain. He revolutionized Spanish cinema when he arrived on the scene with Thesis, at only 24 years of age. The came Abre los ojos, a very powerful second film that immediately put him aside some of the leading directors there, like Pedro Almodóvar, Carlos Saura, or Fernando Trueba. The others is only his third film and you can now see a hint of who may become one of the best around in a couple of years (he's only 29).

The best comparison I can make of this film is to a piece of clockwork. Precise, exact, nothing is gratuitous or excessive.... What a subtle charm this film works on you as a spectator. The screenplay is one of the best of this genre I have seen in the last few years, very carefully revised and misleading, yet at the end everything makes perfect sense, not the mention on the second time you watch it.

It is true that many of the film's features and details may be traced to classic films of the genre, but there is nothing wrong with that. The director himself said it was an homage to directors like Alfred Hitchcock (to whom he has been compared somewhat prematurely.... he may reach such height but he still has a long road to walk). That is one of the great things about the film; it takes the best of the genre, the best that has been made by the best directors... it's a film lover's delight.

I had never thought Nicole Kidman could have been at the height of the project, as I really have never considered her a great actress. All I can say is I am still dumbfounded by her extraordinary performance... really, a large percentage of the film's success can be related to her. Sober and discreet when needed, yet grand all the same... It does remind some of the most elegant names of classic Hollywood cinema like the Bette Davis of All about Eve or the Katharine Hepburn of The African queen. But it would be really selfish to give her all the credit when she was supported by an extraordinary cast. Fionnula Flanagan (the sweet old lady from Waking Ned Devine) is trully magnificent as the governess, Mrs. Mills, and very surprising performances of a mute and an old gardener are given by Elaine Cassidy and Eric Sykes. The children (Alakina Mann and James Bentley) are also fantastic.

Finally, I cannot but mention the crew of the film. It is even a more fantastic job when you consider that the film (many people don't realize this) is chiefly a Spanish production. The production design by Benjamín Fernández and specially the cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe are extraordinary. Just as in the best painting of figures like Goya or Rembrandt, light and shadow reveal the objects and the people.

I do not hesitate to say that this is really one of the best films of the year 2001. I am still waiting to watch Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, La stanza del figlio, The shipping news, The hours and Italiensk for begyndere, but I know it will remain amongst those at the top. A 10/10 is really fair for a film that has it all, a perfect machinery that arrives at a time when we seriously need intelligent films and not blockbuster deceptions. I can only say I hope its director won't jump to Hollywood in search of big-time projects that waste his potential.

It is a film to feast on.. to savour, to enjoy, to remember....

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