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[REC] 3: Genesis -- A couple's wedding day turns into a horrific events as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.
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Release Date:
30 March 2012 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
Two radically different films from Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró. See more »
Plot:
A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Same Ingredients, Different Dish. Tastes Great To Me. See more (153 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Leticia Dolera ... Clara
Diego Martín ... Koldo
Ismael Martínez ... Rafa

Àlex Monner ... Adrián
Borja Glez. Santaolalla ... Atún (as Sr. B)
Emilio Mencheta ... Tío Pepe Víctor
David Ramírez ... Canon
Miguel Ángel González ... John Esponja
Ramón Agirre ... Danilo
Xavier Ruano ... Cura
José de la Cruz ... Abuelo Matias
Antonio Barroso ... Pequeñin
Toni Sans ... Jumanji
Aitor Legardón ... Amigo Fiestero
Paco Moreno ... Charly
Claire Baschet ... Natalie
Jana Soler ... Tita
Itziar Castro ... Señora con Pamela
Blai Llopis ... Padre Clara
Fet Bamund ... Padre Koldo
Rosa Chevalier ... Tia Amparo
Santi Sans ... Tío Arturo
Ana Isabel Velásquez ... Wendy
Carme Contreras ... Amelia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Ángel Alarcón ... Zombie

Javier Botet ... Niña Medeiros

José Javier Domínguez ... Camarero
Isabel Llanos ... Invitada boda
Jose Mellinas ... Zombie

Carla Nieto ... Rebeca Viñas

Mireia Ros ... Menchu

Charlotte Vega

Directed by
Paco Plaza 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luiso Berdejo 
David Gallart 
Paco Plaza 

Produced by
Jaume Balagueró .... creative producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Alberto Marini .... executive producer
Oriol Maymó .... line producer
Elisa Salinas .... associate producer
Eckehardt Von Damm .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mikel Salas 
 
Cinematography by
Pablo Rosso 
 
Film Editing by
David Gallart 
 
Casting by
Cristina Campos 
Ana Isabel Velásquez 
 
Production Design by
Gemma Fauria 
 
Costume Design by
Olga Rodal 
 
Makeup Department
David Ambit .... special makeup effects artist
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Isabel Duque .... assistant makeup artist
Alba Guillén .... assistant makeup artist
Juan Olmo .... special makeup effects artist
Anna Puig .... assistant makeup artist
Patricia Reyes .... key makeup artist
Lucía Salanueva .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Teresa Gefaell .... production manager: Filmax
Oriol Maymó .... production manager
Alberto Álvarez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Auladell .... second assistant director
Luiso Berdejo .... second unit director
Belén Funes .... trainee assistant director
Emilio Martínez-Borso .... second assistant director
Carlos Rosal .... second assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo .... assistant director (as Fernando Izquierdo)
Edgar Vicho .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Jofre Balboa .... previs artist
Chan Canelo .... propmaker
Joseph Diaz .... concept artist
Sergi Durán .... props
Cristina Foradada .... property master
López Egea Lolo .... construction coordinator
Alejandro Mackay .... standby art director
Ivette Massip .... assistant property master
Jun Matsuura .... storyboard artist
Marina Pozanco .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Marc Bech .... adr recordist
Marc Bech .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Alayn Crespo .... second unit: boom operator
Urko Garai .... sound recordist: second unit
Gabriel Gutiérrez .... sound designer
Gabriel Gutiérrez .... supervising sound editor
Philip Jenkins .... foley mixer
Xavier Mas .... sound (as Xavi Mas)
Marc Orts .... re-recording mixer
Filippo Restelli .... boom operator
Thiago A. Sachs .... sound assistant (as Thiago Sachs)
Iñaki Sanchez-Elvira .... dialogue editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Javier Valdés .... facility production manager
Rodrigo Villanueva .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Juan Olmo .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Llorenç Borràs .... visual effects artist
Carlos de la Sotilla .... digital compositor
Roberto García .... digital compositor
David Vico López .... digital compositor
Àlex Villagrasa .... visual effects supervisor (as Alex Villagrasa)
 
Stunts
Miguel Ángel Alarcón .... stunts
Lesley Arias .... stunt props
Lluís Rivera .... stunt coordinator
Sergi Subirà .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Alomar .... additional camera operator
Maite Astiz .... second assistant "b" camera
Oriol Busquets .... focus puller
Edu Canet .... video assistant
Adrià Egea .... first assistant camera
Roberto Escudero .... electrician
Lia Giralt .... electrician: dailies
Froilán Lugilde .... gaffer
Kike Martínez .... electrician
Pau Reig .... focus puller camera "b"
Paco Román .... electrician (as Juan Francisco Román)
Àlex Sans .... second assistant camera
Quim Vives .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Juan Carlos Guzmán .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mónica Ballesta .... assistant costume designer
Paloma Bomé .... additional extras dresser
Laura Gasa .... costume assistant
Carla Martín Manau .... costume assistant
Angélica Muñoz .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Noemí Dulau .... digital intermediate colorist
Iker Insausti .... second assistant editor
Fran Lorite .... color grading operator
Luis Rico .... first assistant editor
Martí Roca .... additional editor
Carlos Valladares Pérez .... digital mastering
 
Music Department
Boban Apostolov .... protools engineer
Arnau Bataller .... orchestrator
Marc Blanes Matas .... music producer
Georgi Hristovski .... sound engineer
F.A.M.E.'S. Project .... orchestra and studio contractor
Òscar Senén .... music preparation
Pablo Uroz .... score mix assistant
 
Transportation Department
Jordi Nebot .... action vehicles coordinator
 
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
María Bellapart .... script supervisor
Marta del Río .... production assistant
Cris Lafront .... production assistant
Jesus Martí .... video marketing
Jesús Martínez .... production trainee
Rafa Martínez .... trailer supervisor: advertising and promotions
Jose Mellinas .... additional voices
Lyda Patitucci .... extra coordinator
Aleix Pitarch .... motion graphics artist: opening sequence
Fernando Polanco .... additional voices
Gisela Remolins .... production assistant
Martin Samper .... making-of director
Elisa Sirvent .... production coordinator
Guillermo Tato .... development executive
Albert Val .... head of development
Ana Isabel Velásquez .... child acting coach
Manel Vicaria .... press and promotion
Marga Villalonga .... adr script
 
Thanks
J.A. Bayona .... thanks
Oriol Tarragó .... thanks
Koldo Zuazua .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"[Rec]³: Génesis" - Spain (original title)
"[REC]³: Genesis" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"[Rec]³" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody horror violence and some language
Runtime:
80 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Actress Leticia Dolera was born at the same day of Manuela Velasco, star of the first two REC films, Dolera being six years younger.See more »
Quotes:
Clara:Hoy es mi día.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tenemos de todo (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
No puedo vivir sin tíSee more »

FAQ

Is the reporter from the first two films present?
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44 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Same Ingredients, Different Dish. Tastes Great To Me., 27 March 2012
Author: oscar_ray2_jimenez from Barcelona, Spain

I'm pretty sure this movie will polarize viewers more than REC and REC2 did a while back. It's bound to be a 'love it or hate it' scenario with just a few cases of in-betweeners, and I was well aware of it even before the theater lights went off. That said, I faced this without prejudice beyond having enjoyed thoroughly the two previous chapters, and even then, I knew about the tonal switch in this new one, so I went in prepared for what I thought was going to be both a big departure from the former installments and a silly romp with a lot of concessions to the box office. I'm glad to be able to tell now that I was partly wrong. Let me elaborate.

The movie takes some time to take off. It may seem aimed to viewers already familiar with the material, so it takes advantage of this by using that time to set the lighter tone of the story and introduce us to the new characters and the group dynamics associated with them. I'd say, however, that this movie may work even for new viewers, and doesn't need any previous knowledge of the franchise to be enjoyed, given it's self-contained nature, story wise. Fans of the saga will appreciate every bit and turn in its fullest, but there's no need to be and 'academic' in order to enjoy the big picture. Which is very enjoyable, IMHO. Anyway, the first act works very well. You could swear you're looking at real people on a real wedding, thanks in part to some fantastic set pieces and a bunch of very capable actors that are very evidently enjoying themselves. We are presented also to the first glimpses of humor there. To those amongst you worrying about this very public and discussed aspect of the story, fear not. I hardly found it over the top, and more akin to 'Shawn of the Dead' -exploiting certain aspects inherent to the absurdity of this fictitious situation in a 'real' world scenario- than to silly romps à la 'Scary Movie'.

Now, about the horror. Yes, there's less, in the classic sense of the word. The element of surprise is lost now if you've already seen REC and/or REC2, so that's normal. There's jumpy scares and the like of course, but even those have a certain air of self-awareness around them. The filmmakers know their trade, as evidenced by their former works and experience, easy to see when they confront those unavoidable conventions with impeccable timing and good cinematography -specially in the exterior shots. There's tense parts, however, that are equally well resolved, and the general sense of flow is successfully achieved with sparse dull moments, if any at all. The story flows at a good pace, maybe too good -and that's my biggest complaint.

I think maybe a bit too much story was put to rest in the cutting room. Not enough to disfigure the final results, but enough to be noticeable. There's no loose ends, or not any that I saw right away -and I tend to see those during my first viewing of a movie if they're blatant- but there's a number of secondary characters cut off from the story too soon, often off-camera, leaving evidence of some more screen time being lost somewhere. Maybe it was me sympathizing too much with them -a sign of good filmaking and acting by the way- or maybe it was a concession to the pace and flow of the movie that forced the hand of the filmmakers. That said, I hope there's an extended version of this movie lurking somewhere, as I'd love to watch it on a future if only to enjoy more bits of Carmen Contreras'-the grandma- excellent work.

About the cast, I found it suited perfectly, to my own surprise. I had certain reservations concerning the actors playing the main characters, Diego Martín and Leticia Dolera, but those prejudices were based on biased visions of each one's previous works and were swiftly put to rest after watching the very first scenes of this movie. They really carry the story, and do a great job out of it. Martín does a great job playing the groom with a knight-in-shining-armor complex, displaying a great comedic timing and a full set of subtle quirks than enriches his character with little nuances that turn a potentially dull role into something much more human and likable. On the other hand, Leticia Dolera does great as the bride, showing lots of versatility when confronting the more emotionally complex situations she's given to work with and also fitting the more physically demanding scenes as well. If you enjoyed her previous work, specially in 'Mad Dogs', then you'll love her turn here. I know I did, and my wife too, and we were both biased against her before watching her work here, so that speaks volumes. The rest of the cast is also excellent, with no weak links. Maybe the youngest actors struggle a bit with their lines, but it's barely noticeable given their limited screen time and nonetheless adequate.

In short, 'REC3:Genesis' turned out for me as a great escapist movie, paired in quality if not in tone with its two older sisters. The script is fun, well constructed for what it is, the dialogue flows with the action, there's mild scares, gore, great direction and cast, and works well both as a self-contained story and as a part of the saga. For a fun night in the movies, you can hardly go wrong if you're a fan of the genre and/or the two previous installments. Chances are, even if you're none, you won't feel bored or intellectually offended for what's on offer here, and this, in my humble opinion, is more than you can ask for in those days of remakes and ad nauseam repeated formulas. Just my two cents.

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