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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 »

Director:

Jaume Balagueró

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró, Ramsey Campbell (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Vilarasau ... Claudia
Karra Elejalde ... Massera
Tristán Ulloa ... Quiroga
Toni Sevilla Toni Sevilla ... Franco
Brendan Price ... Marc
Jordi Dauder ... Forense
Núria Cano Núria Cano ... Policía
Isabel Ampudia Isabel Ampudia ... Secretaria
Carles Punyet Carles Punyet ... Jefe
Aleix Puiggalí Aleix Puiggalí ... Tipo malcarado
Susana García Díez Susana García Díez ... Chica piscina (as Susana García)
Pep Tosar ... Toni
Carme Capdet Carme Capdet ... Monja
Manel Solás Manel Solás ... Hombre silla de ruedas
Víctor Guillén Víctor Guillén ... Hombre flaco (as Víctor Guillén 'Buby')
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nameless See more »

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Budget:

€900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the British novel "The Nameless" by Ramsey Campbell. See more »

Quotes

Santini: Look at the table, Claudia. I'm sure that's all you see. A table. Because you can't see beyond - within. There are things within the table, Claudia, but you can't see them. Termites. They are devouring it little by little. But no one knows. They never rest, and do it in silence. Until one day the table breaks. That's the secret. If you could see within me, you'd see the same thing. I'm full of flies, Claudia. They're devouring me little by little, and no one knows. You can't imagine the pain. ...
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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My Black Dress
Written by Mariona Aupí and Jaume Garcia
Performed by Fang
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Pretty creepy stuff.
1 October 2002 | by dmuelSee all my reviews

All in all, a pretty creepy film. The grim, dark texture of the movie adds to its disquieting storyline. I was surprised that other comments here found this film a disappointment, or worse. As some have noted its a far bit better than a lot of the Hollywood horror that's been churned out recently. It is certainly worth a look if you enjoy a movie that seeks to build a psychological tension as opposed to constantly trying to shock the viewer with either non-stop mayhem or half witted gross-outs.


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