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Antonio Chavarrías (screenplay)
Sergi Belbel (original story)
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Release Date:
9 March 2012 (Spain) See more »
The teachers Daniel and Laura work at the same school and live together. Laura wants to have a baby... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Juan Diego Botto ... Daniel

Bárbara Lennie ... Laura
Mágica Pérez ... Julia
Marc Rodríguez ... Mario
Àgata Roca ... Luisa

Nora Navas ... Beatriz
Cristina Azofra ... Clara
Adrián Bermúdez ... Daniel niño
Pedro Muiño ... Mario niño

Monti Castiñeiras ... Alfonso
Dolors Tuneu ... Chus
Maria Pau Pigem ... Doctora Moreno
Carles Prats ... Oriol
Celia Rico ... Canguro
Txitxu Llamas ... Sacerdote
Xènia Abadal ... Madre Olaya
Raúl Páez ... Bedel
Josep Espígol ... Profesor
Casimir Sancho ... Profesor
María Luisa Sales ... Profesora
María Jesús Rueda ... Profesora (as Mª Jesús Rueda)
Rosa M. Guillamet ... Profesora
Ramón Román ... Profesor
Pere Caminals ... Profesor (as Pere Caminal)
Pilar Romano ... Profesora
Yolanda Edo ... Profesora
Úrsula Valle ... Profesora
Rafael Ortiz ... Profesor
Inmaculada Ávalos ... Monitora
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Directed by
Antonio Chavarrías 
Writing credits
Antonio Chavarrías (screenplay)

Sergi Belbel (original story)

Lluís Arcarazo (screenplay collaboration) and
Jordi Galceran (screenplay collaboration)

Produced by
Pancho Casal .... co-producer
Antonio Chavarrías .... producer
Mónica Lozano .... associate producer
Àngels Masclans .... delegate producer
Original Music by
Zacarías M. de la Riva 
Joan Valent 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Granillo 
Film Editing by
Martí Roca 
Casting by
Consol Tura 
Art Direction by
Isaac-Pierre Racine  (as Isaac Pierre Racine)
Set Decoration by
Ventura Villar (settings)
Costume Design by
Jorge Pérez 
Makeup Department
Mary Joe .... makeup artist
Production Management
Josep Amorós .... production manager
Nando Enero .... unit production manager
Jordi Herreros .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicky Mullor .... second assistant director
Héctor Romance .... trainee assistant director
Violeta Salama .... assistant director
Àlex Vilà .... first assistant director
Art Department
José Carracedo .... props (as Jota)
Ferran Criado .... original poster designer
Iván Iserte .... poster design
Mila Torres .... property master
Sound Department
Marc Bech .... foley editor
Marc Bech .... foley recordist
Ricard Casals .... sound re-recording mixer
Marta Durruti .... boom operator
Dani Fontrodona .... sound
Manu García-Escudero .... boom operator
José Manuel Lara .... foley artist
Fabiola Ordoyo .... sound designer
Monica Ramirez Leon .... assistant sound editor
Rodrigo Villanueva .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
David Ambit .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Quico Noizeux .... digital compositor
Sandra Picher .... visual effects coordinator
Antonio Higueruelo .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eduardo Bonilla .... gaffer
Jordi Florensa .... focus puller
Álex González .... clapper loader (as Alex González)
Xavier Méndez .... electrician
Javier Ortega .... grip
Violeta Silva .... assistant to camera
Editorial Department
Laura Albini .... first assistant editor
Victor Martos .... color timer
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... telecine colorist
Music Department
Marc Blanes Matas .... score mixer
Marc Blanes Matas .... score recordist
Pablo Uroz .... score mix assistant
Other crew
Pau Brunet .... marketing consultant
Beto Cohen .... press agent (as Albert Cohen)
Coral Cruz .... story editor
Claudia Del Castillo .... press agent
Sergio Gil Alonso .... production assistant
Laura Jou .... child acting coach
Arnau Lamarca .... production assistant (segments)
Belén López Albert .... script supervisor
Marc Pey .... production assistant
Marta Ramírez .... production coordinator
Martin Samper .... making-of director
María José Figueira .... thanks (as Mª José Figueira)
Marcos Reimunde .... thanks
Ramón Reimunde .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dictado" - Spain (original title)
"Dictation" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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95 min
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good Thriller, 11 September 2012
Author: me-lasierra from Spain

I liked Dictado! The story is very good (Sergi Belbel is one of the most talented writers/directors in Catalonia), the acting is too, specially Juan Diego Boto and the kid. I find it specially scary when the monster is a child, because they are capable of huge cruelty (in fiction?!) and pretend they are so innocent and harmless. I like how it dwells in the supernatural, and specially how it portrays the masculine fear to be robbed of their wife's love by a son/daughter. This is not a very common theme in cinema, maybe because it is not politically correct, but very realistic: father jealousy towards their own kids. How children are seen as strange intruders disrupting home harmony, transforming their mothers (wives) into obsessive, alienated monsters. The movie is well ploted, dialogs are crisp and realistic, and it got my attention from beginning to end. Good film.

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