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Timecrimes (Los Cronocrimenes)

Rating:R (for nudity and language)
Genre:SciFi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Release Date:December 12, 2008
Running time:92 minutes
Cast:Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga, Juan Inciarte, Nacho Vigalondo
Director:Nacho Vigalondo
Producer:Eduardo Carneros, Esteban Ibarretxe, Javier Ibarretxe
Writer:Nacho Vigalondo
Distributor:Magnolia Pictures

Description: Hector is relaxing on a lawn chair outside of his new country home, surveying the nearby hillside through a pair of binoculars, when he catches sight of what appears to be a nude woman amidst the trees. Hiking up to investigate, he is attacked by a sinister figure whose head is wrapped in a grotesque, pink bandage. Fleeing in terror, he takes refuge in a laboratory atop the hill, where a lone attendant ushers him in to a peculiar scientific contraption. He emerges what seems to be moments later, only to find that he has traveled back hours in time, setting in motion a brain-twisting, horrifying chain of events when he inadvertently runs into himself. Drawing from the best traditions of classic science fiction and crime fiction, "Timecrimes" plays games with the genre and the audience, giving the protagonist a Russian-doll like shell of identities that are shed so often that Hector can be playing one of any number of whodunit archetypes at any given moment as he becomes increasingly more complicit in the complicated mess that he's trying to fix.

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