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Release Date:
14 September 2007 (Spain) See more »
Mankind's fate is sealed See more »
The eight year old boy Jesús has been living in a crumbling underground facility since he was born with... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
The Cold, Bleak and Finest Hour See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)

Silke ... María

Omar Muñoz ... Jesús

Pepo Oliva ... Judas
Carola Manzanares ... Magda

Jorge Casalduero ... Pedro

Julio Perillán ... Pablo

Sergio Villanueva ... Mateo

Pablo Scola ... Lucas

Nadia de Santiago ... Ana
Marco González ... Niño Solo
Luis Sánchez-Gijón ... Voz Propaganda (voice)

Directed by
Elio Quiroga 
Writing credits
Elio Quiroga (written by)

Produced by
Jerôme Debève .... associate producer
Margaret Nicoll .... associate producer
Elio Quiroga .... executive producer
Elio Quiroga .... producer
Juan A. Ruiz .... associate producer
Carmen Sánchez .... line producer
Sebastián Álvarez .... associate producer
Octavio Fernández Roces .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Alfons Conde 
Cinematography by
Ángel Luis Fernández (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Luis Sánchez-Gijón 
Art Direction by
Gabriel Carrascal 
Set Decoration by
José Antonio Carmona 
Costume Design by
Helena Sanchis  (as Helena Sanchís)
Makeup Department
Cecilia Escot .... assistant hair stylist
Cecilia Escot .... assistant makeup artist
Gloria Pinar .... key hair stylist
Gloria Pinar .... key makeup artist
Gloria Pinar .... special makeup effects artist
Rubén Samos .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Juanlo Prada Garrudo .... unit production manager (as Juan Lorenzo Prada)
Carmen Sánchez .... production manager (as Carmen Sánchez de la Vega)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Bertrán .... second assistant director
Cristina Vergara Catherineau .... trainee assistant director (as Cristina Vergara)
Maya Malonda .... assistant director
Luis Sánchez-Gijón .... second unit director
Art Department
Juan José Aguado .... property master
Esteban De Diego .... set dresser
Francisco De La Fuente .... conceptual designer
Pablo Fernández .... conceptual designer
Francisco Javier Guardia .... construction coordinator (as Francisco Javier Guardia 'Hippy')
Juan León .... construction coordinator
Alejandro Pavón .... property master (as Alex Pavón)
Santiago Verdugo .... conceptual designer
Sound Department
Aitor Berenguer .... sound coordinator
Manuel Corrales .... foley artist
Antonio García .... foley engineer
Carlos Garrido .... sound mixer
Diego Garrido .... assistant sound mixer
Mario González .... adr recordist
María del Mar González .... sound recordist
Gabriel Gutiérrez .... sound designer
Fabio Huete .... boom operator
Diego Martinez Rodriguez .... first assistant sound editor (as Diego Martínez)
Iván Millán .... sound trainee
Iñaki Sanchez-Elvira .... second assistant sound editor (as Ignacio Sánchez-Elvira)
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Gabriel Gutiérrez .... sound editor (uncredited)
Gabriel Gutiérrez .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
José Ramón Molina Jr. .... special effects technician
Antonio Molina .... special effects technician
Juan Ramón Molina .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Gerardo Arpide .... digital effects artist
Régis Barbey .... digital colorist
Jerôme Debève .... compositor
Jerôme Debève .... visual effects supervisor
Marga Obrador Gelabert .... visual effects producer
David Gonzalez .... digital effects artist (as David González)
Antonio Lado .... digital effects artist
Antonio Lado .... digital effects supervisor
César Leal .... animator: Invisibles
Juan Antonio Ruiz .... digital effects artist (as Juan A. Ruiz)
Juan Antonio Ruiz .... visual effects supervisor (as Juan A. Ruiz)
Carlos Santos .... compositor
Ángel Plana .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pablo Astraín .... technician: hd
Ariana Bonavia .... first assistant camera (as Ariana Bonavía)
Tito Carlón .... camera operator
Alicia del Rio .... first assistant camera
Javier Esparza .... technician: hd
Carlos Andrés Garcés .... electrician
Carlos Sasha García .... electrician
Antonio López .... electrician
Ramón Muñoz Bravo .... key grip (as Ramón Muñoz)
Matías Nieto .... still photographer
Juanjo Sánchez .... camera operator
Juanjo Sánchez .... steadicam operator
José Luis Torrecilla .... gaffer
Celia Yllanes .... second assistant camera
Animation Department
David Escribano .... animator: Sopa de Sobre
César Leal .... layout artist: Sopa de Sobre
Miguel Martínez .... animation producer: Sopa de Sobre
Santiago Verdugo .... animation post-production supervisor: Sopa de Sobre
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mar Bardavío .... wardrobe assistant
Lupe Rodríguez .... costume assistant
Lupe Rodríguez .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Dimas Ortiz .... assistant editor
Location Management
Pablo Barinaga .... location manager
Music Department
Bratislava Symphony Orchestra .... music performer
Alfons Conde .... musician: keyboards
Alfons Conde .... orchestrator
Danail Getz .... copyist
Karen Guthery .... copyist
David Hernando .... orchestra director
Penka Kouneva .... copyist
Juan Antonio Ros .... music mixer
Juan Antonio Ros .... music recordist
Aaron Symonds .... copyist
Junko Tamura .... copyist
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Other crew
Amin Azmi .... production trainee
Cristina Cordero .... script supervisor
Fabio Diéguez .... animal coordinator - head trainer
Elena Figaredo .... production secretary
Loreto García .... production assistant
Saioa Lara .... production trainee
Alberto Moreno .... stage manager
Santiago Verdugo .... titles
Raquel Colera .... production accountant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La hora fría" - Spain (original title)
"The Cold Hour" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Bio-Crisis" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Spain:92 min | Germany:93 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The film is dedicated to the memories of Tony Galindo, Spanish graphic Designer and Javier Jordán Gimeno, Producer for the Spanish Public Television Center in the Canaries.See more »
Movie Connections:
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The Cold, Bleak and Finest Hour, 26 August 2009
Author: (Vomitron_G) from the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids

You will find absolutely no plot-info in this short comment/praise of director/writer Elio Quiroga's debut feature film. Because one of the cool things about LA HORA FRÍA is when you enter it, you have no idea what kind of movie this is. You think it might be some sort of post-apocalyptic drama, set in an underground facility. Pretty down-to-earth and believable. But as it progresses, you still don't have a clue what it's actually going to turn into. There's a re-occurring, strange supernatural phenomenon. A bit later it feels like you've just entered Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD vs. Cameron's ALIENS, so to speak (more in vibe than actual subject matter). And the real nature of this films pretty much continues to be a question mark right up until the final, fascinating revelation at the end. And don't worry, it's not some twist along the lines of "Oh, it's all not real after all...". A solid film that went beyond my expectations. Try to not read anything else about it, and just watch it. One thing I'll add: It's not straight-up horror but a great mixture of things, that's for sure. Great things, including haunting cinematography and a script soaked with a bleak sense of hopelessness, all accomplished on a modest budget.

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