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Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre -- An elderly writer visits the small village where he grew up and as he walks through he catches a glimpse of the same woman he fell in love with in his youth but she has not aged at all! He follows her, but is not ready for what he finds


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An elderly writer visits the small village where he grew up and as he walks through he catches a glimpse of the same woman he fell in love with in his youth but she has not aged at all! He follows her, but is not ready for what he finds | Full synopsis »
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Beautiful and moving slow burn Spanish creeper See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Juan José Ballesta ... Tomás (joven)
Natalia Millán ... Moira
Jordi Dauder ... Tomás
Victoria Mora ... Carmen
David Arnaiz ... Carlos (joven)
Adrián Marín ... Vicente (joven)
José Ángel Egido ... Carlos
Miguel Rellán ... Vicente
Mayte Cedeño ... Fantasma
Joserra Cadiñanos ... Don Anselmo
Walter Prieto ... Ramón
Elisa Medina ... Mujer 1
Helena Castañeda ... Mujer 2 (as Elena Castañeda)
Elsa Bodem ... Greta
Juan Aballe ... Marc (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Lewis ... Tomas (voice)

Alejandro Amenábar ... Man looking at statue (uncredited)

Eduardo Noriega ... Man looking at statue (uncredited)

Directed by
Mateo Gil 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mateo Gil 
Igor Legarreta 

Produced by
Álvaro Augustin .... producer (as Álvaro Augustín)
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Santiago Gimeno .... executive producer
Félix Rodríguez .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Zacarías M. de la Riva 
Cinematography by
Josu Inchaustegui 
Film Editing by
Carlos Agulló 
Mateo Gil 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Art Direction by
Félix Murcia 
Costume Design by
Clara Bilbao 
Makeup Department
Belén López-Puigcerver .... makeup artist (as Belén López Puigcerver)
Art Department
Javier López Antía .... property master
Sound Department
Juan Ferro .... boom operator
María Steinberg .... sound editor
Ricardo Steinberg .... sound
Special Effects by
Tomás Gómez .... special effects makeup: Artefacto Escenografia crew
Visual Effects by
Ivan Busquets .... digital compositor
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor
Sandra Picher .... visual effects coordinator
Joan Carles Vendrell .... CG artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Peque Griffin .... steadicam operator
Ramiro Sabell hijo .... first assistant camera
Federico Staffa .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ana Requena .... assistant costume designer
Maite Rod .... costume design assistant
Editorial Department
Laura Sánchez .... film scanner (as Laura Sanchez)
Location Management
Rafael López de la Manzanara Cuadri .... location manager
Music Department
Lucio Godoy .... music producer
Juan Pablo González Saccone .... assistant music engineer (as PJ Saccone)
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Pedro José de la Fuente García .... production assistant
Helena Moreno Núñez .... development executive
Anna Oms .... documentation
Martin Samper .... making-of
Elena Serra .... development executive

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Also Known As:
"Películas para no dormir: Regreso a Moira" - Spain (original title)
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75 min | USA:84 min (DVD)
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How does the Movie actually End? Is the Woman really a Witch?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and moving slow burn Spanish creeper, 7 November 2009
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

This was my first experience of the series of Spanish TV horror films collectively entitled 8 Films To Keep You Awake, and I was really somewhat surprised by how much it struck me, how affecting I found it. It tells of an old man, Tomas who is sent a Tarot card and returns to his childhood town in order to see who sent it, remembering as he does so his teenage romance with a lonely lady who he befriended. Thought the film at first gives the impression that it is due to be more spooky, as it goes on it moves away from horror territory, it is more a slow burning and poignant look at young love, its consequences and the passage of time, it has supernatural accoutrements but the film is mostly drama and it does remarkably well in its small run time. Writer/director Mateo Gil spins a compelling tale rich in hot, languid atmosphere, the flashbacks that take up much of the film hum with a sad, nostalgic longing but the modern day scenes have a contrasting adept chill. The performances all come off nicely, Juan José Ballesta has the appropriate shades of lust, curiosity and naiveté as young Tomas while Jordi Dauder is drawn and tired as his older self. Natalia Millán is very fine as the lonely and beautiful Moira, sensual, mysterious and kindly, mixing attraction and inscrutability very well. Decent performances come too from David Arnaiz and Adrián Marín as friends of young Tomas, and slightly frayed, colder turns from José Ángel Egido and Miguel Rellán as their older counterparts. The film is a little predictable and its scope is slight, but I found myself unusually moved, its quiet chills, and classic story combined with beautiful presentation and ever useful messages (against jealousy, superstition and mob mentality) make for a thoroughly classy and enthralling time. Well recommended for those who enjoy MR James style horror or creepy drama fare, though fans of fast paces and boo scares should avoid.

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