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Hierro (2009)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 15 January 2010 (Spain)
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After her son goes missing, a broken mother returns months later to the island of El Hierro to identify a body. She finds out her son is not the only one missing.


Gabe Ibáñez


Javier Gullón
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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Elena Anaya ... María
Bea Segura Bea Segura ... Laura
Mar Sodupe ... Tania
Andrés Herrera ... Antonio
Miriam Correa Miriam Correa ... Julia
Kaiet Rodríguez Kaiet Rodríguez ... Diego
Javier Mejía Javier Mejía ... Matías
Hugo Arbues Hugo Arbues ... Mateo
Raquel Salvador Raquel Salvador ... Elena
Jorge Lobo Jorge Lobo ... Capitán de barco
Jon Ariño Jon Ariño ... Forense
Tomás del Estal Tomás del Estal ... Ex-marido
Pepe González Rubio Pepe González Rubio ... Hombre del camping
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Belén Cuesta
Miriam Martín Miriam Martín ... Nadia


After her son goes missing, a broken mother returns months later to the island of El Hierro to identify a body. She finds out her son is not the only one missing.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Mystery | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 January 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Agnoeitai See more »


Box Office


€2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$224,456 (Spain), 15 January 2010, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$457,703, 31 December 2011
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The seaport where the two friends say goodbye is not the one at El Hierro. The producers chose instead to film the scene in Agaete seaport, Gran Canaria (a completely different island to the East), due to the overwhelming feeling the hight cliffs and steep mountains in the background provide, in line with the film's desolate atmosphere. The actual port at El Hierro would have disrupted that feeling, being more populated and placed in an area of gentle slopes. See more »


Referenced in Enemy (2013) See more »

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Dark and desolate island
21 July 2016 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

El Hierro is (compared to Tenerife or Gran Canaria) a less known and much less populated island in the Canary Islands. This movie tells the story of a woman who loses her 5 year old son on a ferry trip to that island. The police search leads to no result. Later she finds that her son was not the only kid who is missing, and she begins her own investigation if anyone is abducting children maybe?

I got hold of this Blu-ray rather accidentally (in a 'buy two, get one free' deal), which proves that sometimes the best things are for free. This is a recommendable little thriller, deliberately keeping the story simple, so it can put the emphasis on atmosphere and pictures. Having been to the Canary Islands several times, I'm surprised one can shoot such a dark picture in these sunny places. 'Hierro' is about the fear and anxiety of its main character, so we are talking about psychological thrills here and not a maniac with an axe. The makers put El Hierro to great use insofar as you can run for miles without meeting anyone. Talking of running: Horror movie fans should go elsewhere, but anyone who likes a tasteful dark movie with style, give it a try.

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