Open Your Eyes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Penélope Cruz, Eduardo Noriega, Chete Lera, Fele Martinez

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OPEN YOUR EYES (Abre Los Ojos) is a movie written and directed by spanish director Alejandro Amenábar in 1997.
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Madrid. César, a young man, wearing a mask and jailed for murder, explains to a psychiatrist the events that have lead him to this position. Some weeks ago, he met Penélope Cruz at a party and fell madly in love with her. The next morning, his jealous girlfriend Nuria tried to kill him in a car accident. Cesar, disfigured and depressed, after having undergone several surgical operations, decides to search for Penelope but strange dreams begin to haunt him and he soon can't see the difference between them and reality.

Superb movie, that inspired VANILLA SKY, of the director of THE OTHERS. To be discovered.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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