You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director:

Jaume Balagueró

Writer:

Alberto Marini (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
4,735 ( 1,099)
9 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Tosar ... César
Marta Etura ... Clara
Alberto San Juan ... Marcos
Petra Martínez ... Sra. Verónica
Iris Almeida Iris Almeida ... Úrsula (as Iris Almeida Molina)
Carlos Lasarte ... Vecino 4ºB
Amparo Fernández Amparo Fernández ... Mujer de la limpieza
Roger Morilla Roger Morilla ... Joven de la limpieza
Pep Tosar ... Padre de Úrsula
Margarita Roset Margarita Roset ... Madre de César
Ruben Ametllé Ruben Ametllé ... Trabajador Oficina 1
Manel Dueso Manel Dueso ... Comisario (as Manuel Dueso)
Tony Corvillo ... Policía 1
Ricard Sadurní Ricard Sadurní ... Policía 2
Xavier Pujolràs Xavier Pujolràs ... Policía 3
Edit

Storyline

Apartment concierge Cesar (Luis Tosar) is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara (Marta Etura) proves to be harder than the most. So Cesar goes to creepy extremes to make this young woman mentally break down. Things get even more complicated in this twisted relationship when her boyfriend, Marcos (Alberto San Juan), shows up.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Someone is Watching Over YOU. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Mientras Duermes" is the name of the television program for which the journalist "Ángela" works, on the film "REC" by director Jaume Balagueró. See more »

Goofs

The depiction of chloroform use is typical of movie/TV depictions of the chemical's anesthetic properties. In reality, it takes at least five minutes of inhaling an item soaked in chloroform to render a person unconscious., and after the subject has lost consciousness, a continuous volume must be administered and the chin must be supported to keep the tongue from obstructing the airway, a difficult procedure typically requiring an anesthesiologist. See more »

Quotes

César: Happy... That's exactly my problem. That I can't be happy. I never have been. Not even when good things happen to me. You can't imagine what it means to wake up every day with no motivation. The effort it takes me to find a reason, just one, not to let it all go to Hell. And believe me, I give it my best shot. My very best. Every day of my life...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Gift (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Smile
Written by Thomas Fletcher
See more »

User Reviews

 
A must watch for fans of psychological thrillers
18 May 2012 | by invisible_007See all my reviews

Without the use of gratuitous violence and gore, this movie manages to find it's place at the top of it's genre.

It is incredibly uncomfortable to watch, and part of me wanted to stop watching at several points. It is truly amazing how the movie manages to evoke such a feeling of suspense and, well, awkwardness from the audience.

Movies like 'Funny Games' and 'The Strangers' attempt to provoke the audience in similar ways but fall short, while other films like 'Martyrs' use over-the-top gore to aid their attempts.

Despite the disturbing content of the film, the difficulty I had in viewing it, and many of the characters' actions being difficult to relate to, I recommend it highly and consider this movie a great success as it accomplished what it set out to do - impact the viewers psychologically.

This is a must-watch for any fan of psychological thrillers/horrors.


81 of 103 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 87 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Mientras duermes See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,791,590
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD film)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed