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Los cronocrímenes (2007)

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A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

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Nacho Vigalondo

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Nacho Vigalondo
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Cast

Cast overview:
Karra Elejalde ... Héctor
Candela Fernández Candela Fernández ... Clara
Bárbara Goenaga ... La Chica en el Bosque
Nacho Vigalondo ... El Joven
Juan Inciarte Juan Inciarte ... Héctor Ocasional (as Ion Inciarte)
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Storyline

Hector is an ordinary man who's moving to a new house with his wife. One evening, while he's looking through his binoculars, he sees a naked girl in the woods. He decides to go there just to find that same girl laying on a rock. Suddenly, a man with a pink bandage covering his face, stabs Hector in his arm with scissors... Written by Javi Aldereguia

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Rated R for nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 June 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Timecrimes See more »

Filming Locations:

País Vasco, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,351, 14 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,108, 25 January 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The shape of the logo on the gate remote control is also visible on the young woman's shirt (in the negative space between the two cats). See more »

Goofs

When Nacho Vigalondo is explaining the time travel to Héctor, he grabs the coffee from the machine. When he does so, a hatch opens and you can clearly see a background or mirror of crew members and equipment. See more »

Quotes

Héctor: I need help. A man is after me. He's trying to kill me.
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Connections

Remade as Timecrimes See more »

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A time travel with a bit of horror thrown in.
23 October 2008 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

The plot of recent Spanish hit "Time Crimes" is fairly simple:Hector accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour.Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.The feature length debut of Nacho Vigalondo is a pretty good science-fiction thriller with a sprinkle of horror thrown in.The time machine looks similarly to the contraptions used in 60's time travel sci-fi flicks.The central performance of Karra Elejalde is excellent and his character is sympathetic and believable.Although many of the twists and turns of the story can be guessed quite early on,they are in some ways all the more enjoyable for that and Vigalondo impressively combines thriller,horror,dark comedy and even slapstick elements without making things feel forced.A little bit of nudity provided by beautiful Barbara Goenaga certainly helps!


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