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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 »
9 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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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?

Tom cruise was at one point attached to do an American remake.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 »
[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:
Featured in Maquillando: Los cronocrímenes (2008) (V)See more »
The Ballad of Coconut Wine and Hidden DragonSee more »


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86 out of 113 people found the following review useful.
The sleeper hit at Fantastic Fest 2007!!!!, 30 September 2007
Author: BottleRocket from San Antonio, TX

"Timecrimes" was a movie I almost didn't see. It seemed interesting, but since "Primer" I wasn't sure if I wanted to wrap my mind around another time travel movie. The director, Nacho Vigalondo told us this was his world premiere and he was very nervous giving his introduction. After about 90 minutes, I realized my second movie at Fantastic Fest 2007 may be the best one I see all week. "Timecrimes" was an engaging movie that is easy to follow, despite it's complex plot. I would hate to give away even the smallest of details, the title says everything you need to know. Even though I felt like I was in the driver's seat the whole movie, there were still surprises throughout that kept things interesting until the closing credits. The journey taken by Hector (Karra Elejalde) develops his character beautifully, and he is complimented by a small and effective cast. It would be a crime if this movie doesn't get the distribution it deserves. The Q&A afterward revealed some interesting behind the scenes stories and some info that made me want to see the movie again. Fortunately the buzz from our half full screening was enough to sell out the second screening at the festival. The film won Best Picture at Fantastic Fest 2007, was the Silver Medal winner for Audience Favorite, and was the highest rated film at the festival. If you get a chance to see this movie, DO IT!!

***UPDATE*** "Timecrimes" has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures.

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