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Release Date:
23 November 2007 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One Witness. One Camera See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
18 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Intense and terrifying horror!! See more (362 total) »

Cast

  (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:
Joe Lewis ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Pep Sais ... (voice) (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 .... special makeup effects 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
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
Virgilio Martínez .... mixing assistant
Xavier Mas .... sound
Marc Orts .... sound re-recording mixer
Josep Prieto .... sound recordist
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
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
 
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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Rated R for bloody horror violence and language
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78 min
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Trivia:
Originnally set to be released direct-to-video.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Ángela:Good evening, this is Angela Vidal speaking. Tonight, as usual, we will share this time...
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Spanish Movie (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Vudú (Extended Version)See more »

FAQ

Who is the girl in the penthouse? And who is the boy in the attic of the penthouse?
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87 out of 130 people found the following review useful.
Intense and terrifying horror!!, 2 April 2008
Author: schism101 from United Kingdom

Viewed at Manchester Cornerhouse Viva film festival. REC is one of the most terrifying and thrilling horror films to come out of recent years, that displays some clever inventiveness along with the traditional 'boo' scares expected of the horror genre. Filmed from the point of view of a local Madrid TV crew who are profiling fire fighters as part of a fly on the wall documentary series. Though the night consists at the beginning of nothing much happening at all, things take an unexpected turn when the crew follow a call out to an apartment where they find a crazed old women who attacks and bites a policemen present, infecting him and turning him into a crazed zombie. Its not long before there chance of finding outside help is stopped as the authority's isolate all the apartment block inhabitants and essentially quarantine them, leading the inhabitants and the TV crew to fight against and avoid the ever increasing zombie infection. REC achieves its scares and intensity through the use of close up point of view camera, that has most notably been used in two American films this year CLOVERFIELD and GEORGE ROMERO'S DIARY OF THE DEAD, and also the night vision sequence in THE DESCENT, where the scare comes from, the camera panning to one side and revealing something you don't want to see. This use of p.o.v makes the film more intense and personal, and interestingly enough, the director who was present at the screening, explained in a Q &A after the film that he didn't tell or inform the cast of what was going to happen in the scenes thereby increasing the realism of there horrified reactions. It's this brilliant style and memorable shocks that lend REC as one of the most clever and inventive horror films of recent memory. Go see it at the cinema, as this is the only way that will make you appreciate the intensity of the film, though be prepared to be exhausted, of ever a film had the mantle of shakiest camera in the world, this is it, and also see it before the Hollywood remake QUARANTINE is released later this year.

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