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I Know Who You Are (2000)

Sé quién eres (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 7 April 2000 (Spain)
Paloma is a young psychiatrist, who is hired to work as a director of a clinic in Galicia, and is attracted to Mario, her very first patient. He suffers from a rare form of amnesia, ... See full summary »


Patricia Ferreira


Patricia Ferreira (adaptation), Daniela Féjerman | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ángel Solá ... Mario
Ana Fernández ... Paloma
Roberto Enríquez ... Álvaro
Ingrid Rubio ... Coro
Manuel Manquiña ... Ginés
Mercedes Sampietro ... Marisa
Héctor Alterio ... Salgado
Jordi Dauder ... Sánchez
Vicky Peña ... Sarah
Gonzalo Uriarte Gonzalo Uriarte ... Megía
María Bouzas María Bouzas ... Encarna
Xavier Estévez ... Jaime
Luis Tosar ... Estévez
Carlos Blanco Carlos Blanco ... Casal
Santi Prego Santi Prego ... Chito


Paloma is a young psychiatrist, who is hired to work as a director of a clinic in Galicia, and is attracted to Mario, her very first patient. He suffers from a rare form of amnesia, commonly known as Korsakov's syndrome. As a result, both his short and long term memories are affected, and he has temporary lapses of perception. However, Paloma finds Mario to be a fascinating individual, not just a regular patient. Intrigued, she decides to explore Mario's past and, through their dialogues, their relationship takes an unexpected turn. Written by ElianaG

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At the beginning of the film, Paloma watches Mario undress on the beach and Mario gets rid of his trousers and ends up fully naked. After showing surprise at the sight, she takes a second look out of the window and we see Mario taking off his trousers again. See more »

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Political thriller in which a doctor meets a amnesic patient and both of whom become involved into a complex conspiracy
20 November 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

It begins at a Galician sanatorium , there comes Paloma (Ana Fernández) , a young psychiatrist to work at the far clinic . She has been hired to work as a director of a mental hospital in Galicia , to heal the patients . Paloma is attracted to Mario (Miguel Ángel Solá) , a hospital patient who is likable but has lost memory . Being her first patient Paloma learns Mario has amnesia , commonly known as Korsakov's syndrome and he is having panic to past records . As a result , both his short and long term memories are affected . However , Paloma finds out the traumatic Mario to be a riveting individual , not just an usual ill , as she uncovers his previous life through drawings , psychoanalysis and Freudian theories . Intrigued , Paloma decides to explore Mario's past and meanwhile she falls in love with him . Paloma discovers a dark past through their difficult relationship , but the circumstances take unexpected twists and turns . And things go wrong when they are mercilessly pursued by a stranger enemy (Luis Tosar) .

Mystery thriller with plenty of twists , turns and a suspenseful finale . It has a literately witty dialog with distinctive intriguing touches and intelligent writing dealing with the Spanish Transition . The movie contains thriller , tension , suspense , romance , unlimited excitement and plenty of plot twists , similarly to Hitchock films . This is a highly mysterious and cerebral thriller , filled with sneaky turns , including an unexpected denouement in its final part and being efficiently realized . Hitchcock style psychological mystery , being surprisingly good and compellingly directed . The original as well entertaining premise is overspread across the movie adding some brief conventional pitfalls . The picture is based on a thrilling story whose writing credits and adaptation by prestigious writers/filmmakers as Daniela Féjerman , Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón , Inés París and Patricia Ferreira herself and concerning about the psychoanalysis , an usual theme in post-WWII time with titles as ¨Spellbound¨ by Alfred Hitchcock and ¨Secret beyond the door¨ by Fritz Lang . Main cast is frankly excellent . As Ana Fernández as an attractive psychologist who attempts to cure a patient and falls for him , and Miguel Ángel Solá gives a nice acting as a strange ill who suffers from a rare form of amnesia and has temporary lapses of perception . Support cast is pretty well , such as : Roberto Enríquez , Ingrid Rubio , Manuel Manquiña , Mercedes Sampietro , Héctor Alterio , María Bouzas , Jordi Dauder and Vicky Peña .

Colorful and evocative cinematography by José Luis Acaine , considered to be one of the best Spanish cameramen . He was first cinematographer to use fluorescent tube as "key" lightning in the 1970s and frequently works with Pedro Almodóvar and Vicente Aranda , shooting notorious films as ¨Teresa Cuerpo De Cristo¨ , ¨Tirante El Blanco¨ , ¨Caballero Don Quijote¨ , ¨Chica De Rio¨ , Roma , ¨La Puta Y La Ballena¨ , Al Sur De Granada¨ and ¨La Vida De Nadie¨ . Being filmed on location in Segovia , Castilla y León . Suspenseful as well as sensitive musical score by José Nieto . The motion picture was professionally directed by Patricia Ferreira , realizing in moving style and ordinary camera movement . Patricia began working in cinema in the 2000s filming shorts and documentary , and has realized a few films , usually Thrillers and Dramas such as¨ 2005 ¨Para Que no me Olvides¨ , 2002 ¨El Alquimista Impaciente¨ or ¨The Impatient Alchemist¨ and this 2000 ¨Sé Quién Eres¨ .

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