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[Rec] -- A young TV reporter and her cameraman 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 begins a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.
[Rec] -- Trailer for this real-time horror film


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Release Date:
23 November 2007 (Spain) See more »
One Witness. One Camera See more »
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
18 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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One of the best horror movies I've ever seen See more (370 total) »


  (in credits order)

Manuela Velasco ... Ángela Vidal
Ferran Terraza ... Manu
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Policía Joven
Pablo Rosso ... Pablo
David Vert ... Álex
Vicente Gil ... Policía Adulto
Martha Carbonell ... Sra. Izquierdo

Carlos Vicente ... Guillem Marimon
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 ... Jennifer
Carlos Lasarte ... César

Javier Botet ... Niña Medeiros
Ben Temple ... Médico
Ana Isabel Velásquez ... Chica colombiana
Daniel Trinh ... Niño Japonés
Marita Borrego ... Operadoras Cuartel Bomberos
Jana Prats ... Operadoras Cuartel Bomberos (as Ana Prats)
Víctor Massagué ... Niño Buhardilla
Javier Coromina ... Pablo (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pep Sais ... (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jaume Balagueró 
Paco Plaza 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jaume Balagueró 
Luiso Berdejo  (as Luis Berdejo)
Paco Plaza 

Produced by
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Teresa Gefaell .... line producer
Alberto Marini .... co-executive producer
Oriol Maymó .... line producer
Cinematography by
Pablo Rosso 
Film Editing by
David Gallart 
Casting by
Cristina Campos 
Production Design by
Gemma Fauria 
Art Direction by
Gemma Fauria 
Costume Design by
Glòria Viguer 
Makeup Department
David Ambit .... special makeup effects artist
Isabel Duque .... assistant makeup artist
Imma Pérez .... hair stylist
Lucía Salanueva .... makeup artist
Production Management
Laia Farran .... assistant production manager
Teresa Gefaell .... production manager
Oriol Maymó .... production manager
Jesús L. Pérez Villar .... post-production manager
Albert Roca .... first assistant production manager
Alberto Álvarez .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pepo Alba .... second assistant director
Jordi Lesán .... refuerzo de direccion
Inés Lugo .... second assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo .... first assistant director (as Fernando Izquierdo)
Art Department
Pau Albin .... set dresser
Maruxa Alvar .... set designer
Nuria Muni .... property master
Sound Department
Alban Carmaux .... sound recorder french dubbing
Diego Casares .... adr recordist
Virgilio Martínez .... mixing assistant
Xavier Mas .... sound
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
Josep Prieto .... sound recordist
James A. Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jaume Puig)
Filippo Restelli .... boom operator
Oriol Tarragó .... sound designer
Oriol Tarragó .... supervising sound editor
Edgar Vidal .... foley artist
Edgar Vidal .... sound editor
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Enric Masip .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Àlex Villagrasa .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Froilán Lugilde .... gaffer
Pablo Rosso .... camera operator
Marc Vives .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónica Ballesta .... assistant costume designer
Fran Cruz .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Quique Cañadas .... colorist
Álex de Molina .... post-production assistant
Martí Roca .... editor: trailer
Marga Villalonga .... digital intermediate coordinator
Gérard Estival .... color timer (uncredited)
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... head of rights
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Sofia Escudé .... editor assistant
Lara Isabel Gómez .... making-of cameraman
Sonia Martínez .... production coordinator
Noemi Oliete .... production coordinator
Martin Samper .... making-of director
Martin Samper .... marketing and promotion
Elisa Sirvent .... production coordinator
Manel Vicaria .... press and promotion
Anna Vilà .... script supervisor
Jorge Tuca .... head of development (uncredited)
Albert Val .... development executive (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and language
78 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The DVD for this film wasn't released in the US until after its remake Quarantine (2008) had been out in theaters and the sequel [Rec] 2 (2009) had been confirmed.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Near the end when Angela and Pablo are listening to the recorder in the penthouse, Angela is obviously rewinding the tape. However, the second time when she rewinds the tape, the audio implies that it was fast-forwarded, as the recording is a diary describing events in chronological order. Watch the tape reel when she rewinds the tape. As it plays forward the reel turns more times than it was rewound. It is impossible for her to hear very much different dialogue without rewinding the tape much more than she does, and then it wouldn't make sense as the dialogue is chronological. In reality, she would be hearing the same spoken passage repeatedly.See more »
[first lines]
Ángela:Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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Who is the girl in the penthouse? And who is the boy in the attic of the penthouse?
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330 out of 427 people found the following review useful.
One of the best horror movies I've ever seen, 5 December 2007
Author: albert_bass86 from Spain

This is the kind of movie that you go to the cinema and watch, and then haunts you for weeks. Not that it will make you afraid of the dark or it will make you question your vision of life. This is the kind of movie that is all about the experience, the feeling, the atmosphere. This is the kind of movie you wish you hadn't seen because then you'd be able to experience it again for the first time.

It doesn't have amazing dialogues, it doesn't have a compelling story, but still is one of the best cinematic experiences I've had in my life. It's a short movie, short enough to have you interested all along, and everything is well packed, the pace being almost perfect. It goes from a quiet, even boring documentary from a cheap local TV to an atmosphere full of tension and expectation. Truly a unique experience. It has some flaws but the movie as a whole made me forgive them all.

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