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Permanent Midnight ()

Abre los ojos (original title)
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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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César
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Sofía
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Antonio
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Pelayo
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Nuria
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Duvernois
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Encargado L.E.
Miguel Palenzuela ...
Commisario
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Médico Jefe
Ion Gabella ...
Recluso paranoico
Joserra Cadiñanos ...
Guardia
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Camarero
Pepe Navarro ...
Presentador T.V.
Jaro ...
Médico 1
Walter Prieto ...
Médico 2
Carola Angulo ...
Médico 3
Fanny Gautier ...
Secretaria (as Fanny Solorzano)
Luis García ...
Guardia jurado 1
Javier Martín ...
Guardia jurado 2
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Policía
Ricardo Cruz ...
Conductor (as Richard Cruz)
Raúl Otegui ...
Chico servicios
Pepe ...
Gato
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Laughing Guy in Disco Bathroom (uncredited)
Luis Fernández de Eribe ...
Actor (uncredited)
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Voz celestial (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Alejandro Amenábar

Written by

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Alejandro Amenábar ... ()
 
Mateo Gil ... ()

Produced by

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Ana Amigo ... associate producer
Fernando Bovaira ... producer
José Luis Cuerda ... producer
Andrea Occhipinti ... associate producer
Alain Sarde ... associate producer

Music by

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Alejandro Amenábar
Mariano Marín

Cinematography by

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Hans Burmann

Film Editing by

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María Elena Sáinz de Rozas

Editorial Department

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Natalia Sáinz de Rozas ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Wolfgang Burmann

Set Decoration by

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Carola Angulo
Ramón Moya ... (setting)

Costume Design by

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Concha Solera

Makeup Department

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Eli Adánez ... assistant makeup artist (as Elisabeth Adánez)
Paca Almenara ... makeup designer
Susana Cortés ... makeup artist trainee
Sylvie Imbert ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Jesús Alonso ... assistant production manager
José Antonio García Tapia ... assistant production manager
Emiliano Otegui ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mateo Gil ... assistant director / second unit director
Salud Gismera ... trainee assistant director
Ignacio Gutiérrez-Solana ... assistant director
Raúl Otegui ... assistant director

Art Department

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Emilio Ardura ... upholstery
Pablo Arroyo ... props
Ignacio Borja ... graphic designer (as Nacho Borja)
Pedro Jesús De la Fuente ... construction coordinator
José García Donado ... painter (as José Garcia Donado)
Antonio Gómez ... carpenter
Luis Gómez ... carpenter
Vázquez Hermanos ... property master
De La Oliva ... property master
José Luque ... carpenter
Ricardo Mengíbar ... property master
Natalia Montes ... props / storyboard artist
Iñigo Navarro ... sketcher
Óscar Romero ... props
Sergio Rozas ... assistant set decorator / storyboard artist
Rafael Serras ... set decorator trainee
Roberto Torralba ... carpenter
Félix Álvarez ... painter

Sound Department

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Sergio Bürmann ... boom operator
Juan Carlos Cid ... boom operator
Juan Dibarboure ... sound editor trainee
Jaime Fernández ... re-recording mixer
Patrick Ghislain ... sound mixer
Daniel Goldstein ... sound designer (as Goldstein & Steinberg)
Pelayo Gutiérrez ... sound editor
Julien Naudin ... sound effects editor
Jaume Puig ... sound stereo consultant: Dolby (as Jaime Puig)
Alfonso Raposo ... re-recording mixer
Nacho Royo-Villanova ... sound editor
Ricardo Steinberg ... sound designer (as Goldstein & Steinberg)
José Vinader ... sound

Special Effects by

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Reyes Abades ... special effects
Colin Arthur ... special effects
María Luisa Pino ... special effects/makeup assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Belén Arsuaga ... visual effects
Félix Bergés ... visual effects
Pedro Blanco ... visual effects
Ricardo G. Elipe ... visual effects (as Ricardo Gómez)
Alberto Esteban ... visual effects coordinator
Luis Guerra ... visual effects
Rafael Menéndez de Luarca ... visual effects
Óscar Miranda ... visual effects
Inés Montero ... visual effects
Abraham Portolés ... visual effects
Juan Antonio Ruiz ... visual effects
Carlos J. Santos ... opticals
Jacinto Soria ... modeler
Aurelio Sánchez Herrera ... visual effects
Adolfo Villalón ... modeler

Camera and Electrical Department

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Miguel Ángel Bardavio ... second assistant camera: second unit
Hans Burmann ... camera operator
Wolfgang Burmann ... director of photography: second unit
Pablo Bürmann ... first assistant camera
Pablo Carrión Bautista ... electrician
Juan Carrión ... gaffer
Pablo Carrión ... electrician
Domenech ... camera rental
Julio Fernández Santa ... key grip
Pablo Hernández Smith ... director of photography: second unit (as Pablo Hernandez)
Pedro López ... electrician
Roberto Miguel ... second assistant camera
Carlos Montero ... camera trainee
Francisco Ramos ... key grip
Ramiro Sabell hijo ... first assistant camera: second unit
José Sacristán ... electrician
Luis Sáenz ... second assistant camera: second unit
Gregorio Sánchez ... first assistant camera: second unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Humberto Cornejo ... wardrobe
Ana Cuerda ... assistant costume designer
Bubi Escobar ... costumer (as María Isabel Escobar)
Concha Solera ... costumes

Location Management

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Mar de Frutos ... location manager
Juan Giraldez ... location manager
Alfonso Jadraque ... location manager
Sofía Merlin ... location manager
José Luis Sánchez ... location manager

Music Department

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Enrique Camarasa ... music recordist
Juan Carlos Cuello ... music producer
Bartolomé Espadalé ... music production manager
Mario Klemens ... conductor
Eduardo Ruiz-Joya ... music mixer (as Eduardo Ruiz Joya)

Script and Continuity Department

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Carmen Soriano ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Félix Fontal ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Pablo Alfaro ... financial director
Emilio Ardura ... tapestry
Javier Bellot ... press attache
Amanda Castro ... assistant to director
Alberto García ... production assistant
Mateo Gil ... assistant to director
Montserrat González ... legal advisor
Rafael Hostelería ... caterer
José Miguel Mendiola ... financial controller
Eva Muslera ... production accountant
José M. Méndez ... legal advisor
Víctor Mínguez ... production assistant
María Teresa Payero ... production secretary
Juan Luis Pedrero ... production accountant
Lola Pérez ... legal advisor
Carlos J. Santos ... title designer
César Urrutia ... press promotion

Thanks

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Javier Aramburu ... thanks
Olga de Bartolomé ... thanks
Armand Basi ... thanks
Fabrice Benoît ... thanks
Fernando Cañas ... thanks
Luis Dorado ... thanks
Concha Doñaque ... thanks
Andy Ferguson ... thanks
Luis Fernández Inglada ... thanks
Nieves Herranz ... thanks
Luis A. López Calvo ... thanks (as Luis Antonio López Calvo)
José Mercado ... thanks
Ian Padrón ... thanks
Nano de la Peña ... thanks (as Fernando de la Peña)
Antonio Ramos ... thanks
Ana Steinberg ... thanks
Nacho Sáenz de Tejada ... thanks
Tomás Zapata ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • El contrato (Spain)
  • Ouvre les yeux (France)
  • Apri gli occhi (Italy)
  • Open Your Eyes (United States)
  • Open Your Eyes (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Budget ESP370,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Spain EUR853,437, 17 Dec 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tom Cruise said that he was on his mobile phone trying to buy the remake rights during the end credits the first time he saw the film. See more »
Goofs As César runs on an "empty" street at the beginning of the film, three people can be seen. One, a man in a blue shirt, standing in the bottom right corner of the frame, and two other people on a balcony above him. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Rising Son See more »
Quotes [Repeated line.]
Nuria: Open your eyes.
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