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[Rec] (2007)

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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

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Ángela Vidal
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Jorge-Yamam Serrano ...
Pablo Rosso ...
David Vert ...
Álex
Vicente Gil ...
Martha Carbonell ...
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María Teresa Ortega ...
Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)
Manuel Bronchud ...
Abuelo
Akemi Goto ...
Japonesa
Chen Min Kao ...
Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)
Maria Lanau ...
Madre histérica
Claudia Silva ...
Carlos Lasarte ...
César
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Storyline

"REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report. Written by Davi Silva

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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The working titles were "Bombers" ("Firemen" in Catalan), "Origen" ("Origin") and "Duración: 70 Minutos" ("Lengh: 70 Minutes"). See more »

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The old man at the start says that their mobile phones, TV etc don't work but when the Pablo and Angela go up to the third floor to get keys the TV is obviously on and working. See more »

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[first lines]
Ángela: Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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another turn of the screw
9 December 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

WOW! I'm so proud of you Jaume!!! By some weird psychological mechanism: Balagueró being from my area in Spain, and i being a fan of terror movies, it feels so good to witness the next turn of the screw in the history of this genre! It's hard to comment on this movie without spoiling it, but i'll try. It's very difficult, after 40 years of terror movies, to make something new or special anymore. Balagueró manages to master the false documentary style to create a really scary atmosphere and the movie beats all resistance to destroy the suspension of disbelieve. The jumps in your seat are guaranteed, and the adrenaline flow is sure, so good a medicine for us lovers of terror cinema. In the process, the film has certain social issues, a message against racism, a portrayal of more than 10 characters, and the sweet drops of necessary humor. We saw a interview in the Spanish TV last week, and the directors explained that most of the "actors" didn't know what was gonna happen to them and the camera never stopped recording whatever were their reactions to horrible surprises. Only one actor knows what to do, where to go, and he is the one leading the action from one place to the other of the house. The effect is a rushed and hysteric spontaneity, pure madness... WOW! Try to watch it in a good theatre, with a good sound quality and a good screen. I hope our fellow Americans will be able to watch this before watching the Hollywood replica (Quarantined). Our small cinema industry deserves it.


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