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

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Timecrimes -- A man being pursued by a murderer stumbles into a mysterious lab and accidentally travels back in time.
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 shape of the logo on the gate remote control is also visible on the young woman's shirt (in the negative space between the two cats).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Héctor:[first lines - everything has fallen out of the back of his car] Clara! Clara! Clara! Didn't you hear me calling you?
Clara:You called me?
Héctor:Yeah. You didn't hear me?
Héctor:This was the one you wanted, right?
Clara:Yeah. And the fertilizer?
Héctor:Up there.
Clara:Put it there.
Héctor:You'll assembled it here?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Teen Wolf: The Tell (#1.5)" (2011)See more »
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27 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Thrilling and Thoughtul, 7 April 2009
Author: John DeSando ( from Columbus, Ohio

"Time is a storm in which we are all lost." William Carlos Williams

"Time flies around here," says Hector's (Karra Elejalde) girl friend before time gets warped maliciously when he goes back in a time machine for about an hour. The ironic statement could as well apply to this intelligent sci fi, Time Crimes, that actually tries to show what confusion will reign if we ever do time travel.

While this Spanish thriller is reminiscent of Memento's playing with time and memory and various other time travel fictions, it lacks psycho-philosophical depth (notwithstanding the Hitchcock relevance of the hero using binoculars to see a fetching lass). Even more, character exploration is secondary to the puzzle of time traveling. The film, concerned with the tricky interplay of cause and effect in the travel, could have given more to the ethical-humanistic implications of voyeurism and bending nature to our will.

Its atmosphere is creepy enough, a black and white effect from muted color, a semi-real world where appearance and reality collide, not unlike this time-bound life itself without the machine. Its heroine, a beautiful nude played by Barbara Goenaga, suggests those Freudian chambers of our hearts where desire and violence seem only a door opening or time change away.

In an age of "system restore," where we can set our computers back in time, altering the continuum to expunge viruses and such makes the premise of Timecrimes seem almost possible. The ramifications from our computer restore are usually saving time and money; from a time machine may come a chance to upset the balance of nature, to throw ourselves into a primitive state of lawlessness. At least that's how writer director Nacho Vigalondo sees it, and his film theorizes.

Nice to have a thoughtful movie these days.

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