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Oftalmós (2007)

Alex has been diagnosed with imminent blindness. His only hope lies in the House of the Corneas.


Pedro Jaén R.


Pedro Jaén R.
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Cast overview:
Pedro Jaén R. ... Alex Medina
Leire Igartua Leire Igartua ... Tania TN-14900
Germán Torres Germán Torres ... Dr. Velasco
Rosanna Walls ... Alexia LX-00426


Alex Medina (Pedro Jaén R.) has gone to an ophthalmologist, Dr. Velasco (German Torres), who diagnosed him an impending blindness. However, Dr. offers a risky attempt at a luxurious nursing home ownership. Young person accepts and moves to the place, The House of Corneas, where he is received by the helpful nurse Tania (Leire Igartua). After meeting facilities, is locked in his room. In successive days, the relationship between Alex and Tania will be increasingly close and emotional. When Alex is depressed the day before the operation, Tania tries to encourage presented with a sexual threesome with his girlfriend Alexia (Rosanna Walls). But Alex senses that something suspicious and sinister is hiding there. Written by Pedro Jaén R.

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android | robot | mad doctor | cyborg | See All (4) »


Your eyes are used for more than you see.


Short | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The project started with a dream of Pedro Jaén R. in 1999, caused by his fear of going to the ophthalmologist the next day, and shortly thereafter he began to write it as a novel. In late 2006 he decided to recycle the material as a film script (at first he thought as a medium-length film, and finally a short film). Although he maintained the entire basis of argument, narrative and aesthetic of dream and novel, he made some necessary changes to the format: he eliminated the characters of Andrew's friends and their subplots, he subjectively focused in the drama of Andrés (who here becomes Alex), he changed the reason for the facts, and removed the gore. See more »


[last lines]
Dr. Velasco: The only thing that I want from you are your eyes.
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Spoofs X-Y (2004) See more »


Written by Pepe Huertas
Performed by Lou Levy
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User Reviews

Amazing thriller short-film
12 December 2009 | by juanlord7See all my reviews

I have been overwhelmed, is very well done and interpreted. I have had strained all the time, my eyes (pun intended) riveted to the end, and I think it is well settled. The truth is that they take away the desire to go to the optometrist as I do. There are moments of real fear when it looks like they are watching the protagonist. It's great, but it happens that I always want more and when finished I felt like, especially if I get into the thread of the story. And leave something to the imagination of everyone, it seems a good option. "Curiosity killed the cat" is just what I thought before I told the doctor. Why are we so curious? What is forbidden is tempting, at times, especially when they know the consequences and, painfully plays a trick on us. I have been amazed by this work, a great short-film, the nightmare you might say. I enjoyed this minimalist short-film, I think it is a great job and I hope it gets the recognition it deserves. Congratulations to Pedro Jaen and for all who have worked in this film, I declare from now admirer of your work for that dream that we've allowed to see. Good luck with your work, I'm sure you'll keep giving you great moments to the screen.

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

11 October 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Ophthalmos See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain


Box Office


EUR7,300 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Uigig Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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