Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, ... See full summary »

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David (as Àlex Brendemühl)
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Berkano
Ilias Stothart ...
Benigno niño
Mot Harris Dunlop Stothart ...
Benigno adolescente (as Mot Stothart)
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Dr. Holzmann
Ramon Fontserè ...
Dr. Carcedo
Sílvia Bel ...
Judith
Bea Segura ...
Magdalena
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Adán Martel mayor
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Adán Martel joven
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Anaïs
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Clara Martel
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María
Bruna Montoto ...
Inés niña
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Inés adolescente
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Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, by teaching them physical suffering. In the second, in the present time, a brilliant neurosurgeon who needs a bone marrow transplant, discovers this dark past when he searches for his biological parents. Written by Authors

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The truth is painful.


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10 October 2012 (France)  »

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€3,520,000 (estimated)
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It would not be possible, that Berkano's lighter would still work after forty or so years (it was lit, when David found it). Also it is not known, from where he took electricity for a tape recorder in a long deserted place. See more »

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Without feeling
13 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

The movie is not so much a horror flick, than it is a thriller. Many filmmakers say that, because they don't want to be associated with horror, but in this case I haven't seen any interview with the director, so it's my statement to the movie. You could also call it mystery I suppose.

Of course the movie has two time-lines and you will be able to figure out quickly, which is playing at the moment. It might not be clear from the get go (the connection that is), but you might be able to figure out where this is going way before the final conclusion/confrontation comes knocking. I was expecting a bit more, but the film is still able to reach to you if you let it. And once again, kids can be creepy too ...


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