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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Manuela Velasco ... Ángela
Ferran Terraza Ferran Terraza ... Manu
Jorge-Yamam Serrano ... Policía joven
Pablo Rosso Pablo Rosso ... Pablo
David Vert David Vert ... Álex
Vicente Gil ... Policía Adulto
Martha Carbonell Martha Carbonell ... Sra. Izquierdo
Carlos Vicente ... Guillem
María Teresa Ortega María Teresa Ortega ... Abuela (as Mª Teresa Ortega)
Manuel Bronchud Manuel Bronchud ... Abuelo
Akemi Goto Akemi Goto ... Japonesa
Chen Min Kao Chen Min Kao ... Japonés (as Kao Chen-Min)
Maria Lanau ... Madre histérica
Claudia Silva ... Jennifer
Carlos Lasarte ... César
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Storyline

"REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -- which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report. Written by Davi Silva

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Rated R for bloody horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

[Rec] See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,492,948, 23 November 2007
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1.85 : 1
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9 June 2010 | by LomedinSee all my reviews

I can't understand why this movie got such a high score. I didn't know much about it when I started to watch it, and the beginning wasn't too bad; it seemed genuine. That's until we move from the fire station. Suddenly, the firemen left with the cameraman, the young reporter and practically everybody else start to overreact and the acting goes down the toilet. It doesn't look fresh anymore. Perhaps this is something to do with me understanding their language? I do not know. What I do know is that I can't find anything really original here, from the plot to the handycam/nightvision stuff... I can see pieces of other movies put together to "create" this. And, to be honest, it didn't impressed me at all. In fact, by the end of the film, the lady reporter acting was basically making me angry. Watch if you don't have anything else to do or are into this type of movies. Otherwise, you are better off with another flick.


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