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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 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

Number #190 in Fangoria's Top 300 Horror Movies of All Time. 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 Se7en (1995) See more »

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My Black Dress
Written by Mariona Aupí and Jaume Garcia
Performed by Fang
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I wonder when the US remake with Julianne Moore will come out?
12 March 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

A little girl's dead body is found stripped of all possible means of identification. When it is discovered that one leg is longer than the other, it is assumed to be the body of a couple's missing daughter. After this trauma, the couple separates and the mother becomes addicted to tranquilizers and leads a miserable existence. All of this changes when one day, many years later, she receives a phone call from her daughter! With the help of an ex-cop and a reporter, she sets out on a journey to determine if her daughter is indeed alive. "Los Sin Nombre" is a mess plot-wise, moves at an achingly slow pace, and is completely unscary. The saving grace is Emma Vilarasau, who does an outstanding job as the desperate mother. The best part of the movie is the ending, but I'm not sure it is worth enduring the rest of the film. Beware of the English subtitles on the recent R1 release--they aren't very accurate.


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