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When I first saw this movie on the IFC channel, I was completely engrossed in the plot. At first, I was intrigued to see Penelope Cruz act in her native Spanish, but was quickly swept away in a well-written and produced movie that extends beyond any movie I had seen before. It is an excellent example of how good Spanish cinema really is. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys strange plot twists and surprise endings. The US remake is to be released this month under the title Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Hopefully, it will be as good as the original and not be just another contrite, polished Hollywood production.

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what cinema is supposed to be...

by kristofer on 12/6/2001

When I first saw this movie on the IFC channel, I was completely engrossed in the plot. At first, I was intrigued to see Penelope Cruz act in her native Spanish, but was quickly swept away in a well-written and produced movie that extends beyond any movie I had seen before. It is an excellent example of how good Spanish cinema really is. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys strange plot twists and surprise endings. The US remake is to be released this month under the title Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Hopefully, it will be as good as the original and not be just another contrite, polished Hollywood production. Read More

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Product Overview

A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Specifications

Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40156472
UPC 012236121596
UPC 14 00012236121596
Format DVD
Release Date 2/19/2008
Rating Rating
Keywords
Romance
Science Fiction
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Handsome 25-year-old César (Eduardo Noriega) has it all--a successful career, expensive cars, a swank bachelor's pad, and an endless string of beautiful and willing women. Unfortunately, he can't get rid of his latest conquest, Nuria (Najwa Nimri) soon enough. When she crashes his birthday party, César uses his best friend Pelayo's stunningly attractive girlfriend, Sofia (Penélope Cruz), as a means to her. The next morning, Nuria is waiting in her car outside his apartment and manages to coax him into the vehicle. The next thing César knows, he's wearing a mask to conceal a horrible disfiguration while being interrogated in a prison held on a murder charge. Alejandro Amenábar's thriller distorts both the viewer's and César's perception of reality with a series of mind-bending plot twists, ensuring that this intriguing Spanish production will keep you guessing until its final moments.
Reviews
Total Film "...The label 'psychological thriller' doesn't do justice to the playful, enjoyably perplexing OPEN YOUR EYES..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 03/01/2000 p.77
Entertainment Weekly "...Intricate thriller..." -- Rating: B 10/08/1999 p.77
New York Times "...OPEN YOUR EYES is a film with enough intellectual meat on its stylish bones to give more adventurous moviegoers something to chew on afterward..." 04/16/1999 p.E20
Box Office "...Successful both as suspense and as philosophy, OPEN YOUR EYES is sci-fi for the more serious-minded..." 04/01/1999 p.233
USA Today "...Intriguing..." 04/16/1999 p.5E
Los Angeles Times "...A complex, disturbing, occasionally terrifying story that wreaks havoc with our own fragile sense of what's real and what's not..." 04/16/1999 p.F6
Directors
Alejandro Amenábar
Actors
Eduardo Noriega
Penélope Cruz
Cast & Crew
Chete Lera - Actor
Eduardo Noriega - Actor
Fele Martinez - Actor
Penelope Cruz - Actor
Alejandro Amen‡bar - Director
Hans Burman - Director of Photography
Alejandro Amen‡bar - Musical Score
Mariano Mar”n - Musical Score
Ana Amigo, et al. - Producer
Mateo Gil - Writer
Alejandro Amen‡bar - Writer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 12159
UPC 00012236121596
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 117 minutes
Original Language Spanish
Available Audio Tracks Spanish
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel Views
Review Films of this intelligence, audacity, and complexity come along so rarely that it's mandatory to cry out their arrival... It is a piece of cinema that will have viewers guessing and questioning from beginning to end... The performance of the two leads are extraordinary.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource The New York Times
Review ...a film with enough intellectual meat on its stylish bones to give more adventurous moviegoers something to chew on afterward...
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Reviewer Lawrence Van Gelder
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review A terrific Psychological thriller!
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Reviewer Jane Horwitz
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Spanish, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Cruz,Penelope
Label Artisan Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jane Horowitz, Washington Post A terrific psychological thriller!
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