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Julia's Eyes (2010)

Los ojos de Julia (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 29 October 2010 (Spain)
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The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.

Director:

Guillem Morales

Writers:

Guillem Morales (screenplay), Oriol Paulo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Belén Rueda ... Julia Levin / Sara
Lluís Homar ... Isaac
Pablo Derqui ... Ángel
Francesc Orella ... Inspector Dimas
Joan Dalmau ... Créspulo
Julia Gutiérrez Caba ... Soledad
Boris Ruiz ... Blasco
Dani Codina Dani Codina ... Iván
Andrea Hermosa Andrea Hermosa ... Lía
Daniel Grao ... Dr. Román
Pere Ventura ... Policía Aparcamiento 1
Oscar Foronda ... Policía Aparcamiento 2
Ramón Moreno Ramón Moreno ... Enfermero 1
José Sánchez Orosa José Sánchez Orosa ... Enfermero 2 (as José Sánchez)
Carlus Fàbrega ... Subinspector (as Carlus Fabrega)
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Storyline

After the death of the blind Sara, who hanged herself in the basement of her house, her twin sister Julia suspects that she was actually murdered. Julia has a degenerative problem with her eyes and is losing her sight, and she temporarily moves with her husband Isaac to Sara's house to arrange her funeral. Julia goes to the Centro Baumann for the blind, which Sara frequented, and she learns from other members that Sara had a boyfriend. Julia is chased by a mysterious man, but police inspector Dimas does not believe her. Julia follows Sara's last steps trying to find the identity of her secret lover. Julia is surrounded by deaths and weird events while she loses her sight. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

En la oscuridad no puedes esconderte. [You can't hide in the dark.] See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

29 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Julia's Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,884,923
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Julia Gutiérrez Caba and Belén Rueda have previously worked together in Los Serrano (2003), in which they played mother and daughter respectively. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sara: [Talking to someone hiding in the dark] Listen.
[pause]
Sara: Alright, you win. Could you at least stop that song? You know I hate it.
[she receives no answer. Only music playing in the background]
Sara: [nervous] Why are you so quiet?
[thunders strike, briefly lightning the living room]
Sara: Say something, for fuck sake!
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Connections

References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Look of Love
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Giulia y los Tellarini
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Original idea with conventional pitfalls.
12 September 2010 | by rhill-27See all my reviews

I watched the Julia's Eyes world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival a couple of days ago, and I have to say that although I was entertained, it did fall short of my expectations. Seeing how the film was produced by Guillermo del Toro, I was really hoping for a horror/thriller on par with Pans Labyrinth or The Orphanage.

Julia's Eyes does have an original idea at its core and that's what keeps you guessing and entertained through the duration of the film. Unfortunately the film does fall into some cliché horror jump scares and the plot does not completely come together. It feels as though the filmmaker started with a great idea but wasn't fully able to pull it all together cohesively in the end. I want to keep this review spoiler free so I'm not going to get into any plot details, but suffice to say that the antagonist's plot line does not come to a rewarding conclusion.

That said, I think there is a lot to like here, the acting is great, some wholly original ideas are explored and there is enough tense and truly scary scenes to keep most horror/thriller fans happy.

Julia's Eyes is a film I enjoyed on the whole and I think people should seek out.


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