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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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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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Timecrimes  »

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$2,600,000 (estimated)

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

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

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

Goofs

When Nacho Vigalondo is explaining the time travel to Héctor, he draws a Z shape with arrow and two Xs on the back of a calendar. The drawing changes between cuts. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Featured in Maquillando: Los cronocrímenes (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Coconut Wine and Hidden Dragon
Written by Aránzazu Calleja
Performed by Aránzazu Calleja and Lluis Antonio Gomez Martinez
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Terrific movie that does not need to be remade!
10 May 2009 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

It's very hard to review "Los cronocrímenes" without spoiling the fun of watching the movie and seeing how the different stories within the main plot outline keep unraveling ever so intelligently. Let's just say that it all starts out with a man watching through his binoculars and spotting something that catches his eye. He follows his curiosity, and that will be the start of some extremely unusual, mysterious, and intriguing events involving this man, a mysterious stalker with his head wrapped in a pink bandage, a naked girl in the woods, and a young scientist.

"Los cronocrímenes" is a terrific movie, one that was made with a low budget, a reduced cast, and very few settings. It combines sci-fi/fantasy, mystery, action, and also sprinkles of comedy -I found myself laughing out loud more than once while watching this. It's a twisted, tragic, cynical sense of humor that I find very fitted to the Spanish way of being and general look on life.

You may enjoy "Los cronocrímenes" for what it is, taking it at face value, and enjoying the twists and turns (and even if you think you've got it figured out, it keeps the ability to surprise you all along). You may also take a deeper look into it. Each viewer sees a different story and message in a movie; for me, personally, besides an extremely entertaining and thoughtful mystery and action movie, "Los cronocrímenes" offers good insight into the human soul, our deepest and darkest motivations for things, and how the line between good and evil is ever so blurry.


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