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)
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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
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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.

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Taglines:

Someone is Watching Over YOU. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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...
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Remade as Door Lock (2018) See more »

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I Got To Have Your Love
Written by Dennis Coffey, Lawrence Perry and James Epps
Performed by The Fantastic Four
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It's not the bed bugs
2 June 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This movie is wicked. Really wicked in an awesome way. One of the guys responsible for REC is also responsible for this one. It's the one who also did Nameless and Darkness. And this is closer to those movies. In that it is more of a thriller than a straight horror movie that is. Awesome acting on hand, terrific story (literally) and overall a great movie to watch.

I won't tell you anything about the movie, because it works wonders when you watch it without any previous knowledge of the story. And while I knew where some scenes were heading (like the "wake-up" scene at the beginning), I had to guess quite a few things. Don't forget though: This is evil and will put you into a position you might not like. And that's the point of it all ... Brilliant!


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Mientras duermes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,791,590
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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