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

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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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A thriller centered on a man who is accidentally sent one hour backwards in time, only to discover he now has the opportunity to prevent a serious crime.

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Héctor Ocasional (as Ion Inciarte)
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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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Rated R for nudity and language | See all certifications »

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27 June 2008 (Spain)  »

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$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$38,108 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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The shirt that the girl in the forest (Bárbara Goenaga) is wearing depicts Schrödinger's cat. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Sci-fi picture with twisted intrigue and low budget realized by Cantabrian director Nacho Vigalondo
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Original and ingeniously basic Sci-Fi premise full of suspense and intrigue .This freaky and clever film chronicles fear, suspicion,desperation, paranoia of a person named Hector ( Karra Elejalde) , he is a middle-aged ordinary man who has just moved to a lonely house with his wife Clara (Candela Fernández). Hector watches that he believes to be a naked girl in the forest . He decides to go there just to find that same girl (Bárbara Goenaga) laying on a rock. Later on , he finds a stranger (Nacho Vigalondo) in a Kafkaesque room presided by a mysterious machine . Hector 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 . He attempts to survive the deadly trap which guard the room and takes place several twisted situations .

The picture succeeds because the thriller ,tension , plot twists , suspense, as well as a superbly written script delving into the starring paranoia in such extreme situation and his instinctive urge for survival . Despite low budget the movie manages to be intelligent, intriguing and thrilling . The good thing about this film is that the director made it on a shoestring budget only having to do a few sets , yet the movie works on many levels but is constantly reconfigured . Casting is frankly well giving fine performances , though little known with exception of the veteran Karra Elejalde . Good cinematography by Flabio Martinez Labiano , excellent cameraman of ¨Unknown , Day of Beast , Perlita Durango , 800 bullets¨ , among others ; he's Alex De La Iglesia's usual photographer. It was filmed in Solares , Cabezon De La Sal , Cantabria, Nacho Vigalondo's birthplace . This motion picture relatively cheap is tautly written and directed by Nacho Gabilondo in his first movie because he is usually writer for television and shorts filmmaker , has has only directed another film titled ¨Extraterrestre¨. This is without a doubt a thought-provoking and mysterious film to be liked for Science-Fictiona and suspense fans, turning out to be one of the most original Spanish movies of the last years .


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