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The Nameless (1999)

Los sin nombre (original title)
5 years after a mom's 6 y.o. girl is murdered, she gets a phone call from someone claiming to be the daughter. An ex cop and a reporter help. A secret group called The Nameless may be behind it all.

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 November 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nameless See more »

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Box Office

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

Jefe: We needed her. A pure child, to be perverted from the beginning. And you gave her to me.
Claudia: What have you done to her?
Jefe: I don't think you want to know. Now she's our toy. The best.
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Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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My Black Dress
Written by Mariona Aupí and Jaume Garcia
Performed by Fang
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"A deviant definition of sainthood."
3 February 2008 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

I had heard nothing but good things about Jaume Balaguero's The Nameless. Unfortunately I had watched The Darkness, Balaguero's second feature, prior to The Nameless so I just couldn't get excited about watching it. I had the disc sitting on my table for about two weeks before finally breaking down and watching it. It is leaps and bounds ahead of The Darkness (which I'm now sure Dimension messed up). The Nameless is based upon Ramsey Campbell's novel and, to my knowledge, is Campbell's first work to be filmed. It's about a cult called The Nameless who thinks they can achieve a level of purity by torturing the innocent. I don't want to give anything else away because the journey of the movie is very important and leads to one of the best and most fitting endings any movie ever had. If you saw The Darkness and weren't impressed, give Balaguero a second chance and see his superior thriller.


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