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Timecrimes (2007)
"Los cronocrímenes" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  27 June 2008 (Spain)
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A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.



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Héctor Ocasional (as Ion Inciarte)


Hector is an ordinary man who's moving to a new house with his wife. One evening, while he's looking through his binoculars, he sees a naked girl in the woods. He decides to go there just to find that same girl laying on a rock. Suddenly, a man with a pink bandage covering his face, stabs Hector in his arm with scissors... Written by Javi Aldereguia

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 June 2008 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Timecrimes  »

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Box Office


$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,351 (USA) (12 December 2008)


$38,108 (USA) (23 January 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shirt that the girl in the forest (Bárbara Goenaga) is wearing depicts Schrödinger's cat. See more »


When Nacho Vigalondo is explaining the time travel to Héctor, he grabs the coffee from the machine. When he does so, a hatch opens and you can clearly see a background or mirror of crew members and equipment. See more »


[last lines]
Clara: Hector...
Héctor: It's okay.
[throws the scissors]
Héctor: We still have a while before it starts raining.
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Remade as Timecrimes See more »


I Need To Be Back Home
Written by Don Lindyhomer
Performed by Ultraplayback
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It leaves asking for more..
26 October 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

One of the common issues with time-travel movies is that they are filled with holes in the story, things that you never get to know how happened or why they did happened in the first place.

This movie is perfect in that sense, the plot is squared and every small detail has a meaningful reason to exist so in a way is mathematically perfect.. Which leaves you with a rewarding feeling but on the other hand if you understand the plot you can solve the mystery 3/4 down the movie and the last minutes are just obvious.

But this is a great movie.. Thats why it leaves you wondering what would it had been if the plot were more ambitious and more factors had been involved in the equation. Perhaps more characters and more interaction between them.. Who knows! You just want more!

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