A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Noriega ... César
Penélope Cruz ... Sofía
Chete Lera ... Antonio
Fele Martínez ... Pelayo
Najwa Nimri ... Nuria
Gérard Barray ... Duvernois
Jorge de Juan ... Encargado L.E.
Miguel Palenzuela Miguel Palenzuela ... Commisario
Pedro Miguel Martínez ... Médico Jefe
Ion Gabella Ion Gabella ... Recluso paranoico
Joserra Cadiñanos Joserra Cadiñanos ... Guardia
Tristán Ulloa ... Camarero
Pepe Navarro Pepe Navarro ... Presentador T.V.
Jaro Jaro ... Médico 1
Walter Prieto Walter Prieto ... Médico 2
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Storyline

A once handsome playboy, César finds himself in a mental facility and he can't remember why. All he can remember is meeting the love of his life for one day, and then getting into a car accident which left his face horribly disfigured. But the pain of becoming physically undesirable may help him to find the truth. Written by Mark Barrancos

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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César's apartment uses same set used by the character of David in Pedro Almodóvar's movie Live Flesh (1997), which also starred Penélope Cruz. See more »

Goofs

During the lovemaking session with the nude scenes, Sofia's hair keeps changing between shots. See more »

Quotes

Nuria: Do you believe in god?
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Connections

Remade as Vanilla Sky (2001) See more »

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Flying Away
Written by Marc Lee Brown, Chris Franck, Nina Isabela Rocha Miranda
Performed by Smoke City
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Better than Vanilla Sky
11 June 2017 | by esoestudosSee all my reviews

Just in order to say "Abre Los Ojos" is much better than "Vanilla Sky". The atmosphere, all the charm, anyway... The rhythm! This movie has concepts that have been used by many others. Nevertheless it is unpublished by the script well elaborated. Tom Cruise soon realized that it was an engaging story, which catches the eye of the movie buff. However the Spanish film is much better.


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Country:

Spain | France | Italy

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Permanent Midnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Gran Vía, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP370,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,289, 18 April 1999

Gross USA:

$370,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$377,967
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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