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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 26 wins & 44 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Beautiful Drama Entangled in Intense Thrills and Chills See more (1094 total) »

Cast

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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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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Mateo Gil]screenwriter of Alejandro Amenábar's previous film Open Your Eyes (1997), as a dead man's photograph in the album.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Grace is teaching the children and tells them that they must study separately from their readers. Anne leaves to go into the music room and the door is locked but the camera stays with Nicholas in his room. He begins to read from his reader and the camera dollies around behind Nicholas and on the table you can see Anne's reader. In the next shot, Anne is in the music room with her reader.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 Clair obscur (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Only Have Eyes for YouSee more »

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81 out of 97 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Drama Entangled in Intense Thrills and Chills, 10 August 2001
Author: Mercy Bell (mercybell) from MA

It's funny that I see this movie the way I do, perhaps I'm more perceptive to little dramatic, human touches, but I saw this movie and was satisfied with it. In fact, I fell in love with it. This movie is chilling, very spooky, with a few moments that will make you jump, but it's a movie that works itself up, and by the end of the movie you feel scared, and like someone has zapped you a few times, chilly from inside out, but fulfilled.

People have been comparing this to "Sixth Sense". Though the movie may share similarities, this stands on it's own. It's content is not trying to send a message, except for a universal theme that you want to grasp onto. There is historical and religious content, purely in context for the twists and turns and nuances to make this film so complete in every aspect. Everything works so well. This movie takes pride in each scene, and each is set up so that you get the most of it. Everything relates to everything, you are given clues the entire movie, but it's set up so masterfully the ending is the suprise you've been waiting for.

The performance by Kidman and the two children are one of a kind. It's a realistic interaction between siblings and a controlling, dysfunctional, but loving mother. The acting and writing (the script) is so well done, it adds for scattered scenes that will, hopefully, stick around with you for a long time. There's this one beautiful scene in the movie, it's where Grace (Nicole Kidman) is hugging her son, and her daughter (who is slightly estranged from her mom) runs up and hugs her, and there this look of absolute release on the face of Grace. Another great scene is when Grace carries her rifle around the house (shoot the ghost!), and she's desperately trying to protect her house and children. There are more like that, so keep your eyes open.

The cinematography is innovative and brilliant, camera angles and the lighting set everything up so well. The lighting is very important as well, in fact, the subject of "light" is so well mixed into the story, the dark feels safer and more secure than the light does. There are times when you long for the darkness, just as the characters long for the darkness (due to a part of the plot including a health condition of the children, which serves a basis for the mental thrill fest to come). To finish off this concoction, try to listen to the score, because it's very fitting.

This is more of a drama than a thriller, though it deserves to be a thriller (it's scary), but the power of it's dramatic side comes bursting through. This is a beautiful movie, it has overtones of a more serious side, and it's a movie that hardly belongs in the horror section because of it's beauty, but it's too darned eerie, weird, and chilling to fit anywhere else.

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