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Thirteen Chimes (2002)
"Trece campanadas" (original title)

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Jacobo
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Mateo
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María
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Laura Mañá ...
Claudia
Rosa Álvarez ...
Aura
Diogo Infante ...
Raúl
Gonzalo Uriarte ...
Sacerdote
David Álvarez ...
Jacobo niño
Ernesto Chao ...
Inspector
José Luis Ferrer ...
Camarero Pub
Laura Formoso ...
Chica pasti
Manuel Lago García ...
Chico bolas
Yolanda Muiños ...
Enfermera
Mariana Carballal ...
Enfermera Carmen
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Jacobo is a young sculptor that returns to native city, Santiago of Compostela, to see his mother, locked up a psychiatric hospital for to kill to her husband, when he believed she dead years ago. To their arrival, visions of Mateo, his dead father eighteen years ago, begin to persecute to him, since his father died by shot gun, peculiarly, when thirteen peals sounded in the cathedral, fact what obsesses to Jacobo. After watching several times, Mateo convinces his son to make the work for the cathedral that his father couldn't finish in life, but what begins as a simple work becomes a madness spiral when Jacobo discovers the true intentions of the ghost of his father: to kill to his son to usurp his body to finish the statue, and after to return to the life. Written by Chockys

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The language spoken is Spanish with a Castillian dialect, but doesn't have a overly strong accent. (For instance, much of Pan's Labyrinth (2006) was thicker). See more »

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Mystery movie film with tension, intrigue , violence and well set in Santiago de Compostela
23 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Jacobo (Juan Diego )is a young sculptor that goes back to Santiago of Compostela, to see his mummy (Elvira Minguez), locked up a psychiatric hospital for to murder to her husband named Mateo (Luis Tosar), when he thought she dead years ago . To their arrival, visions of Mateo, his dead father several years ago, begin to chase to him, especially, when thirteen peals sounded in the cathedral, fact what obsesses to Jacobo . Fatigued of insomnia receives estrange and indecipherable visions that seem a bizarre riddle and going on with odds events are happening when he aware the true intentions of the ghost of his father. He hasn't slept and suffers hallucinations , risking his own life causing injuries by hanging . Psychopathic, haunting visions by Jacobo and his madness embroils two women ,a beautiful young ( Marta Etura ) who falls in love with him , and an art gallery owner (Laura Maña) increasingly besides with apparition his father a who nobody have ever seen . He tries to resolve which believes to be a scheme against him and various mysterious deeds occur until the final enigma . After watching long time, the father convinces Jacobo to make the work for the cathedral that Mateo couldn't terminate in life, but what starts as a simple job turns a nightmare .

The film contains mystery, violence, suspense in a dark atmosphere with imposing tension and intrigue. Juan Diego who holds a strong Argentinian accent makes a fine performance as depressed young who returns his native town that leads a madness spiral. He is well accompanied by gloomy characters as Luis Tosar as reappeared father .The film is well shot in Santiago De Compostela , showing spectacularly the monuments, streets and the breathtaking cathedral . Colorful cinematography by Javier Salmones is good , creating a frightening and scary atmosphere . Mesmerizing and intriguing musical score by Javier Navarrete. The flick is finely produced by the chairman of Filmax Productions , Julio Fernandez , a successful producer and expert on terror genre , producer of hits as ¨The machinist¨, ¨Rec 1, y 2¨ ,¨ Fragiles¨, ¨Darkness¨, and many others . The motion picture is middling realized by Galician director Xavier Villaverde , because resulting to be slow moving and little bit boring , it's his third film , formerly he directed ¨Continental¨ and ¨Finisterre¨ . The picture was a box office flop being the filmmaker's last work . Rating : Average .


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