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Timecrimes (2007) More at IMDbPro »Los cronocrímenes (original title)

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Timecrimes -- 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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Release Date:
27 June 2008 (Spain) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Karra Elejalde ... Héctor
Candela Fernández ... Clara

Bárbara Goenaga ... La Chica en el Bosque

Nacho Vigalondo ... El Joven
Juan Inciarte ... Héctor Ocasional (as Ion Inciarte)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Libby Brien ... Clara (voice) (uncredited)

Nicole Dionne ... La Chica (voice) (uncredited)

Philip Hersh ... Radio Announcer (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nacho Vigalondo 
Writing credits
Nacho Vigalondo (written by)

Produced by
Sergio Barrejón .... associate producer
Todd Brown .... associate producer
Santi Camuñas .... co-producer
Eduardo Carneros .... executive producer
Eduardo Carneros .... producer
Dave Chariton .... associate producer
Jorge Gómez .... co-producer
Esteban Ibarretxe .... executive producer
Esteban Ibarretxe .... producer
Javier Ibarretxe .... executive producer
Javier Ibarretxe .... producer
Nahikari Ipiña .... associate producer
Soraya Lacaba .... associate producer
Norbert Llaràs .... co-producer
Jordi Rediu .... co-producer
Cormac Regan .... associate producer
Original Music by
Eugenio Mira  (as Chucky Namanera)
Chucky Namanera 
Cinematography by
Flavio Martínez Labiano (director of photography) (as Flavio Labiano)
Film Editing by
José Luis Romeu  (as Jose Luis Romeu)
Art Direction by
José Luis Arrizabalaga 
Biaffra  (as Arturo García 'Biaffra')
Set Decoration by
Urko Aguirre 
Jaime Gartzia 
Makeup Department
La Baraque .... hair stylist reinforcement
Óscar del Monte .... special makeup effects supervisor (as Oscar del Monte)
Nacho Díaz .... special makeup effects supervisor
Gorane .... hair stylist reinforcement
Susana Ibarretxe .... hair stylist
Susana Ibarretxe .... makeup artist
Amaia Maguregui .... assistant makeup artist
Cristina Malillos .... special makeup artist
Production Management
Eduardo Carneros .... production manager
William Welsh .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Manuel Benayas .... first assistant director
Manuel Fernández Pinedo .... second assistant director (as Manuel Pinedo)
Isaura López-Dóriga .... third assistant director (as Isaura López Dóriga)
Art Department
Ángel García Palmeiro .... property master
Daniel Izar de la Fuente .... props
Sound Department
Juan Cadenas .... boom operator
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
Roberto Fernández .... sound designer
Roberto Fernández .... sound editor
Asier Gonzalez .... sound (as Asier González)
Martín J. Guridi .... sound re-recording mixer
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Special Effects by
Cesar Alonso .... special effects crew
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
José M. Meneses .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Iñaki Bilbao .... digital conform editor
Blas Galera .... digital conform editor
Toni Guillén .... visual effects
Jesús Luque .... visual effects
Marcos Onaindia .... visual effects supervisor
Juan Retuerto .... graphic designer
Telson S.L. .... digital post production & effects
Marina de Mendialdúa .... stunts
José Manuel Gasca .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Barco .... second assistant camera: second unit
José Carlos .... assistant camera: second unit
Miguel Ángel Cárdenas .... gaffer
Jon D. Domínguez .... camera operator (as Jon Díez Domínguez)
Jon Elizegui .... assistant camera
Jon Elizegui .... first assistant camera
Elías Fernández .... electrician
Manuel Gago .... electrician
Alberto García .... electrician
Félix Guede .... electrician
Uxue Jiménez .... first assistant camera: second unit
Uxue Jiménez .... second assistant camera
Lorea Méndez .... video assistant
Cormac Regan .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Mingo Costales .... wardrobe assistant (as Bárbara Mingo)
Charo Diego .... wardrobe
Estíbaliz Markiegi .... wardrobe
Sofía Medem .... wardrobe: shooting
Editorial Department
Isabel Cano .... post-production coordinator
Iker Insausti .... making-of editor
Ainara López .... assistant editor (as Ainara López Bermejo)
Nuria López .... post-production coordinator
María José Martín .... post-production director
Ximo Michavila .... digital film colorist
Verónica Pérez .... scanning and film recording
Julián Salvadores .... trailer editor (trailer)
Other crew
Mónica Acebes .... payroll clerk
Mónica Acebes .... production secretary
Víctor Aguinaco .... trainee production assistant
Aitor Basterretxea .... script supervisor
Laura del Campo .... trainee production assistant
David Fernández .... location manager
David Fernández .... second production assistant
Pablo Fernández .... trainee production assistant
Marta Galante .... first production assistant
Nahikari Ipiña .... production coordinator
Rosa Landaburu .... production secretary (as Rosa Landaburu Pitarque)
Raúl López .... trainee production assistant
Valentina Morillo .... assistant co-producer
Ricardo Núñez Román .... voice director (English version) (as Ricardo Núñez)
Ricardo Fernando Oria .... third production assistant
José Manuel Ortega Grijalba .... accountant
José Manuel Ortega Grijalba .... fiscal representative
Jose M. Ortega .... production accountant
Miguel Ángel Poo .... location manager
Bea Revilla .... first production assistant
Javier Rivas .... second production assistant
Javier Rivas .... third production assistant
Lucía Venero .... trainee production assistant
Víctor Vergara Luján .... web designer: "Los cronocrímenes - El juego" promo game
William Welsh .... location manager
María Maestre .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Carlos Areces .... thanks
Juanma Bajo Ulloa .... thanks
Borja Cobeaga .... thanks
Álex de la Iglesia .... thanks
Javier Echániz .... thanks
M.A. Faura .... special thanks
Asier Guerricaechevarría .... thanks
Javivi .... thanks
Alejandro Pérez Blanco .... thanks
Koldo Serra .... thanks
Daniel Sánchez Arévalo .... thanks (as Arévalo)
Patxi Urkijo .... thanks (as Patxi Urquijo)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Plan 9 FX (special make-up effects)
  • Mentopia (digital effects) (as Mentopia Visual Effects)
  • Telson (post-production facilities)
Other Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Los cronocrímenes" - Spain (original title)
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Rated R for nudity and language
92 min | Spain:66 min (alternate DVD version) (25 fps)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The shirt that the girl in the forest (Bárbara Goenaga) is wearing depicts Schrödinger's cat.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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]
Héctor:It's okay.
[throws the scissors]
Héctor:We still have a while before it starts raining.
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Movie Connections:
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69 out of 101 people found the following review useful.
One? Two? Three?, 29 November 2008
Author: aharmas from United States

The first minutes of this film are a bit on the dreadful side, but don't walk out or you'll miss one of the most entertaining time travel stories ever!!! This one will leave you scratching your head as how the writer pulled it off with a very intelligent, resourceful, and quite clever script. He is aided by a marvelous job of editing which along with a tight direction moves the story forward, backward, sideways, and in any way that might be needed.

Our hero manages to find himself trapped in a time continuum that keeps deteriorating as he tries to find a solution to the original mess that started it all. The challenge is not how he struggles to tie the loose ends and come out of the mess he has apparently created. Messing with the time continuum always has dire consequences, and this film is a perfect example, but one thing that has always proved frustrating is being in the audience and just watching things unravel. The challenge in this film is becoming an active participant, as you try to figure out how the game is played.

Making things more complicated is the scientist who decides to take a jump and test equipment that has not been properly tested. His actions, along with the main character's, put an unexpected twist in the equation, and fixing things might just be a bit more difficult that anyone ever imagined.

What makes the film so spectacular is that everything is the movie is not the result of high tech, computer generated imagery, or dazzling special effects, or an overblown budget. The fact that the film doesn't even have the best actors give it a sense of reality that helps us become more sympathetic or repelled by the various "crimes" committed by the protagonist in order to fix his other "crimes".

I particularly enjoyed the fact that the film has only three settings, a dark woodsy hill, an empty complex, and a home that is being remodeled. This keeps us grounded and aware that anything is possible and has a chance of happening. Never, through the entire film I even doubted the clunky machine could even work. Great science fiction!!!

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