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Open Your Eyes

  • Open Your Eyes. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Open Your Eyes. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive



Feature film

Original title

Abre los ojos




José Luis Cuerda, Fernando Bovaira

A thriller that mixes suspense and science-fiction, with a script full of twists and turns to feed the intrigue that surrounds the action from the beginning of the film.

César is the heir to a great fortune. One night, at a party, his friend Pelayo introduces him to a friend called Sofía, and he falls in love with her at first sight. However, his current girlfriend, Nuria, has an attack of jealousy and they end up in a car accident. César wakes up in hospital with his face disfigured.

Technical specifications

Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil

Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri, Gérard Barray

Alejandro Amenábar, Mariano Marín

35 mm.

117 min.

Spanish-French-Italian coproduction; Las producciónes del Escorpión S.L., Sogetel, Les Films Alain Sarde, Lucky Red

Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival. 1998


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