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Open Windows (2014)

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A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop.



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Complete credited cast:
Possessed 1
Possessed 2
Raúl Cimas ...
Miguel Noguera ...
Man on TV
Richy Gabilondo
Richard Diment ...
Audience 1
Eugenio Mira ...
Audience 2
Nancy Yao ...
News Reader 1
News Reader 2


An actress named Jill refuses to have dinner with Nick, a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest. In return, a guy named Chord, posing as Jill's campaign manager, helps Nick to follow in the footsteps of the actress from his own computer. Nick starts a game in which he realizes that he is only a puppet into the maniacal plans devised by Chord, to hunt down the star. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aciq Pencereler  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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At one of the festivals the movie was screened at, the director said it was OK for the audience to slap him on their way out if they didn't like the movie. See more »


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Bonkers high-tech thriller that eventually overreaches itself
29 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched writer/director Nacho Vigalondo's Timecrimes a few years ago and was very impressed by the film generally, but especially by the unabashed ambition and imagination on display in what was a first feature-length effort. Open Windows demonstrates that Vigalondo's ambition and imagination is undiminished, but he could do with a little more restraint.

The set-up has echoes of Rear Window and Phone Booth, as Elijah Wood's super-fan Nick (a supposed competition-winner in town for a meeting with his favourite actress) finds himself let down. The curiously London-accented "campaign manager" for said actress (equally curiously named Chord) gets in touch, but evidently has motives of his own as he begins to manipulate Nick. The situation gets increasingly disturbing as the suspiciously tech-savvy Chord continuously ups the ante. To summarise the plot from here would take as long as the film given the density of events and twists, but overall the story gets progressively more bonkers and convoluted before careering off the road in admittedly entertaining fashion.

Vigalondo might be too imaginative for his own good at times, and I'd class Open Windows as a noble failure, but it's entertaining nonetheless.

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