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Nobody Knows Anybody (1999)

Nadie conoce a nadie (original title)
An aspiring novelist receives a charge that will change his life completely.

Director:

Mateo Gil

Writers:

Juan Bonilla (novel), Mateo Gil
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eduardo Noriega ... Simón Cárdenas
Jordi Mollà ... Sapo
Natalia Verbeke ... María
Paz Vega ... Ariadna
Pedro Álvarez-Ossorio Pedro Álvarez-Ossorio ... Padre Andrés
Mauro Rivera Mauro Rivera ... Rocha
Jesús Olmedo ... Brujo
Críspulo Cabezas ... Pirata
Joserra Cadiñanos Joserra Cadiñanos ... Dinamitero
José Manuel Seda ... Capa
Richard Henderson Richard Henderson ... Hernández
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Cantero José Cantero ... Presidente
Anne Deluz Anne Deluz ... Madre de Sapo (as Anne de Luz)
Petra Martínez ... Encargada del Archivo de Indias
Pablo Matilla Pablo Matilla ... Capillita - Uncredited
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Storyline

Amid the spectacular festivities of Holy Week in Seville, an aspiring novelist stuggles with his work and pays his bills by composing crossword puzzles. A cryptic recording left on his answering machine demands that he include a certain word in a future puzzle, and he becomes drawn into a spiraling tangle of mystery, danger and confusion. Soon he's forced into participating in a real-life version of a computer game on the narrow streets of Seville, the stakes being extremely high for the entire city. Written by mikhail080@cs.com

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Nadie Conoce a Nadie
Performed by Filharmonici mesta Prahy /The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Composed By Alejandro Amenábar
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What puzzles you is the nature nature of my game.
26 October 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

In Europa ,Spain seems to be the one country to have understood the American lessons for the thriller.France failed dismally because its directors tried too hard to sound American .Spain integrates Yankee savoir faire into a personal approach.Take "nadie conoce a nadie":it's Spanish to the core,with its Sevillian pageantry,its Holy week and its processions.This is a wonderful backdrop for a psychological eerie thriller.Eduardo Noriega -who starred in the two Amenabar peaks "abre los oyos" and "tesis" -is definitely the best Spanish actor of his generation.

Owing a lot to Fincher's "the game" ,"nadie conoce a nadie" shows some originality,particularly in its first part,when religion seems to be the center of the plot:Bunuelesque accents often emerge -but is there one Spanish director not influenced by the great creator?.The second part dissatisfies a bit ,because some plot twists are irrelevant (the girl's part is not convincing ),but the final is impressive .

A splendid cinematography,enhancing Sevilla ,and a tight directing,keeping sex and violence to the minimum, give the movie substance.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 November 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruderschaft des Todes See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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