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Palabras encadenadas (2003)

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A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.

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Laura Mañá

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Jordi Galceran (play), Laura Mañá | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Darío Grandinetti ... Ramón Diaz
Goya Toledo ... Laura Galán
Fernando Guillén ... Comisario Espinosa
Eric Bonicatto Eric Bonicatto ... Inspector Sánchez
Alex Brull ... Policia
Mariona Perrier Mariona Perrier ... Madre de Ramón
Alexis Hill Alexis Hill ... Alumno con problemas
Àngels Sirvent Àngels Sirvent ... Señora Jauregui
Susana Querol Susana Querol ... Abogada
Mikele Mikele ... Abogado
Arturo Matamoros Arturo Matamoros ... Juez
Germán José Germán José ... Agente ascencor
Robert Forcadell Robert Forcadell ... Inspector ascencor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blanca Apilánez Blanca Apilánez ... Poli 1
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Storyline

Locked in a dark basement, Laura, a psychiatrist in her early thirties, contemplates in horror a video where a man confesses to be a serial killer. His name is Ramón, an apparently normal man in his forties, who seems to be quite harmless. Gagged and bound to a chair, Laura realises that it's the same person who kidnapped her and who is now pacing in the shadows. Ramón continues to speak as he turns off the television. He walks over to her, takes off the gag and challenges Laura to play the "Word Game". If she wins, she gets to go free, but if she loses, he'll poke out her eye. Laura is terrified, but reluctantly accepts. The game begins. Laura makes a mistake. Ramón menacingly moves towards her. Laura's screams are useless. Written by Niz

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El juego más inocente puede convertirse en el más peligroso...

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Igra reči See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$188,500
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Runtime:

(Fantasy Film Fest)

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Ramón: If you lose, I'll scoop out your eyes with a spoon. Pop!
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You don't love me
Written by Lloyd C. Glenn, Don Albert and Louis A. Cottrell
Performed by Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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WOW - Why is this film so good yet so rare?
24 January 2005 | by SplattiiSee all my reviews

I had to import this DVD from Bangkok as I gave up looking for it elsewhere.

It was well worth the time and effort.

I've seen a lot of film over the years, and in recent history this is at the top of my "recently seen list". The movie had good acting, a good story, and to be honest all the elements required for a Hollywood remake. It's somewhat (and I'll use this comparison at a HIGH level) like a Silence of the Lambs meets OLDBOY. Fans of Haneke may also want to take a look.

While watching this film you slowly learn more about the characters, and why the women is being held captive. It keeps the viewer interested and helps keep the story intense. The characters are kept to a minimum and the focus remains on the story at hand. It allows the viewer to stay focused on the plot and not get lost in little sub plots that aren't required. The film is intense and will keep the viewer glued to the screen until the end.

The only bad part about this film is the fact the DVD is a bit questionable in terms of the subtitle quality. They were translated fine for the most part, but there were a few times in which they went off. Outside of that I can't find any other noticeable fault with this film.

I honestly suggest you see this film if you can.


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