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24 August 2007 (Spain) See more »
A countdown, 10, 9, 8, 7... until 0, like in hypnosis, through which Ana proves that she does not live alone. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Manuela Vellés ... Ana

Charlotte Rampling ... Justine

Bebe ... Linda (as Bebe Rebolledo)
Nicolas Cazalé ... Said

Asier Newman ... Anglo
Matthias Habich ... Klaus

Lluís Homar ... Ismael

Gerrit Graham ... Míster Halcón
Raúl Peña ... Lucas

Giacomo Gonnella ... Guardaespaldas
Leslie Charles ... Jovoskaya
Juanma Lara ... Dueño
Diego Molero ... Adiestrador
Angel Facio ... San Juan (as Ángel Faccio)
Antonio Vega ... Himself
Gloria De Miguel ... Anciana India
Patricia Arredondo ... Mujer Mexicana
Rafael Pérez ... Hombre Mexicano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikar Gil

Hugo Catalán ... Camarero (uncredited)
Laura De Pedro ... Girl at Party (uncredited)

Sue Flack ... Tourist (uncredited)
Filippo Morelli ... (uncredited)
José Antonio Romero ... Discotequero (uncredited)

Sybelle Silverphoenix ... NYC Pedestrian (uncredited)

Directed by
Julio Medem 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julio Medem 

Produced by
Simón de Santiago .... executive producer
Enrique López Lavigne .... executive producer
Julio Medem .... executive producer
Koldo Zuazua .... executive producer
Sebastián Álvarez .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jocelyn Pook 
Cinematography by
Mario Montero 
Film Editing by
Julio Medem 
Casting by
Sara Bilbatua  (as Sara Bilbatúa)
Art Direction by
Montse Sanz 
Costume Design by
Estíbaliz Markiegi 
Makeup Department
Rodolfo Dellibarda .... special makeup effects artist
Pedro Raúl de Diego .... special makeup effects artist
Arancha González .... special makeup effects artist
Ana López-Puigcerver .... makeup designer (as Ana López Puigcerver)
Sergio Pérez .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mari Arnedo .... production manager
Izaskun Montilla .... assistant production manager
Jeff Stolow .... unit production manager
Koldo Zuazua .... production leader
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria Sanz Esteve .... third assistant director
Sara Mazkiaran .... assistant director
Mónica Sánchez .... second assistant director
Jacob Santana .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kote Camacho .... storyboard artist
Vicent Díaz .... set designer
Paula González Molinero .... art department assistant
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
Iñaki Rubio .... props buyer
José Luis Saldaña .... painter
Sound Department
Polo Aledo .... sound editor
Tomás Erice .... boom operator
Patrick Ghislain .... foley mixer
Iván Marín .... sound recordist
Daniel Peña .... foley editor
David Rodríguez .... adr recordist
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Roberto Herrador .... sound edit intern (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Sonsoles Aranguren .... digital compositor
Juan Ignacio Cabrera .... digital compositor
Ramón Cervera .... digital compositor
Eduardo Cestari .... digital compositor
Daniel de Madrid .... digital compositor
Blas Galera .... digital conform editor
Tote González .... visual effects
Isidro Jiménez .... digital compositor
Ezequiel Larrú .... digital effects artist
Javier Martínez Calvo .... graphic designer
Javier Martínez Pacín .... digital effects artist
Marcos Onaindia .... visual effects supervisor
Miguel Pablos .... digital compositor
Gabriel G. Roy .... digital compositor
Telson S.L. .... digital post production & effects
Jaime Suárez .... graphic designer
Erasmo Torallas .... visual effects artist
Pablo Casillas .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Blanca Anunzibay .... assistant camera
Javier Arrontes .... focus puller
Juan Carlos Moreno .... key grip
Richard J. Cottrell .... Steadicam operator
Miguel Ángel Cárdenas .... gaffer
Alberto García Casado .... electrician
Diego López Calvin .... still photographer
Juanjo Sánchez .... steadicam operator
Fernando Vázquez Gondar .... electrician
Animation Department
Kote Camacho .... animation director
Oliver Sala .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónica G. Lancha .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Isabel Cano .... post-production coordinator
Nuria López .... post-production coordinator
María José Martín .... post-production director
Ximo Michavila .... digital film colorist
Verónica Pérez .... scanning and film recording
Music Department
Avshalom Caspi .... music co-producer
Miguel d'Oliveira .... music programmer
Terry Davies .... conductor
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
Other crew
Patricia Alcolea .... production assistant
Manuel Calvo .... production assistant
Rosa García Merino .... publicity director
Rosa García .... head of promotion
Abi Jackson .... location assistant: New York
Javier Martínez Calvo .... titles designer
Ana Medem .... art works
Izaskun Montilla .... production assistant
François Vila .... press agent
Sue Flack .... thanks
Ara Katz .... special thanks
Ana Medem .... dedicatee
Filippo Morelli .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Caótica Ana" - Spain (original title)
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118 min
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Did You Know?

María Valverde was long time attached to the leading role of this film, but some differences arose between her and director Julio Medem, and she left the project. This is a matter the actress has refused to comment on in several interviews.See more »
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A cavewall that always opens doors, 26 September 2015
Author: chaos-rampant from Greece

If you don't know Medem - and it seems the history of film has largely bypassed him, much like Raoul Ruiz - he's magical, with stories about stories sliding into memory and yearning. Love is his theme. His camera paints with music. Fiery duende. He's a more deeply felt Ruiz in this way. He had made two more successful films leading up to this that you should absolutely see, then come to this.

It starts in a slightly clumsy way with a father and daughter living remotely in an island, then schematic in an artistic commune where she goes, but soon you see what he's capable of. From about when she meets the Berber boy until she arrives at New York he soars. This part incidentally mirrors his previous two.

It starts with the scene of their meeting in painting class; her painting clearly a sparrow in a corner of her painting that he painted elusively as just shape in his, his texture of the painting as primal as the desert he comes from, the inexplicable urge that takes over her, you can see Medem soar here. The whole is about tumultuous urges in the soul that rush to the surface, carrying with them memory, image, contact, consciousness of something larger. It is about having known him in a cosmic way, before this specific affair started, as having always suffered for him, this is how deeply Medem portrays.

And it always starts again from the middle, with him always already gone from her. Medem employed a similar device in Lucia. It's halfway in that we get this, the cinematic device that gives the story its specific shape of sliding visions. She's being hypnotized to remember. The thing to glean is that she's the one swimming into urges that heave around her, has been since the very first scene. We get the searching for him (he has mysteriously vanished) as searching across different lives, dying innumerable deaths. Selves within selves.

This has always been Medem's force; the ability to take love, make love so deep, it becomes what this life has always been about since the very start, meeting this person. Before and after blend. Urge rushes out both ways from a center in the middle. No one does deep love better, not even Malick.

But then something happens and it slips from him. You'll note quite clearly - we shift from this affair, from love shuffled by chance time, to broader elegy of womanhood. Fiery, quietly enduring the ills of mankind. Man is now more than this Berber boy she met one day, it's a child she had taken from her in the desert, a father who took off on a boat, an Indian chieftain who slayed her. That was also the time of the Iraq war so we get an angry vignette against the warmongers.

But now every new allusion jars, falls apart. It takes breath of life out and puts symbolic motif in - the woman as goddess and as mother of humanity. It does away with love we might have known and gives something broader but without anchor.

The film is dedicated to his sister Ana, then recently departed. The set of paintings we see throughout are hers, from an exhibition she was about to stage. It may be that he had already started work on this as one thing (or the story idea pre-existed) and it morphed to something else.

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