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The Nameless (1999)

Los sin nombre (original title)
The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two pieces of evidence could be used to identify... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Vilarasau ... Claudia
... Massera
... Quiroga
Toni Sevilla ... Franco
... Marc
... Forense
Núria Cano ... Policía
Isabel Ampudia ... Secretaria
Carles Punyet ... Jefe
Aleix Puiggalí ... Tipo malcarado
Susana García Díez ... Chica piscina (as Susana García)
... Toni
Carme Capdet ... Monja
Manel Solás ... Hombre silla de ruedas
Víctor Guillén ... Hombre flaco (as Víctor Guillén 'Buby')
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The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two pieces of evidence could be used to identify her; a bracelet with her name on it near the crime scene, and the fact that her right leg was three centimeters longer than her left. All other methods of identification were removed from her body. Five years later Claudia, now addicted to tranquilizers, receives a phone call from someone claiming to be her daughter, asking for her mother to come find her before 'they' kill her. Other mysterious clues show up, further indicating that Claudia's daughter is indeed still alive, and very much in danger. Claudia, a run-down ex-cop, and a parapsychology reporter put together the clues to discover Angela's whereabouts. Written by Kerryn Wedgwood

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Trying to reach the limits of evil... But evil has no limits.


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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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€900,000 (estimated)
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The scenes in front of Claudia's door were filmed in the same building as [Rec] (2007), a movie from the same director. See more »

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Jesuita: [reading from old esotericism magazine] Evil can be isolated scientifically, stripped of all prejudice, destroying the shell of humanity that corrupts it. Mutilation, torture, the practice of terror as a way to purification. The sacrament of the final atrocity.
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References 2010 (1984) See more »

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My Black Dress
Written by Mariona Aupí and Jaume Garcia
Performed by Fang
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Let yourself go, and it will scare you off!
28 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

One who did not see the movie may be surprise by all the contrasting comments ranging from "LAME" to "EXCELLENT". But there is a simple answer to this: There are 2 types o movie-goers: those who let themselves go and get involved in the story, and those who stay in a safe shell of rationality and judge from the outside. So, this movie lives on atmosphere and the mood it is able to arouse, and in this it works greatly, it really scares. But to a cold-minded analisys, it reveals flaws in the plot. Anyway, I think that RATIONAL-AT-ALL-COSTS people should simply give up with horror movies: their inner cords just can't be reached... For all the other ones, you should watch this movie, becasue it is a scary movie that really scares, and features excellent acting and direction. The only right criticism regards the ending. I suppose that they could have done better, not necessarily changing WHAT happens, but possibly HOW it is described. But it is still a decent final, and the movie is a well worth experience.


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