Open Your Eyes


1h 57m 1998

Brief Synopsis

After flirting with another woman during a party, playboy Cesar is given a lift home by his disgruntled ex, only to be horribly disfigured when she intentionally drives her car over an incline. Accused of her murder and confined to a mental hospital, the alienated Cesar explains his plight to a psyc

Film Details

Also Known As
Abre Los Ojos, Apri gli occhi, Ouvre les yeux
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Eurimages; Les Films Alain Sarde; Lucky Red; Molinare; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal; Summit Entertainment, Llc
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Afmd; Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment; Cathay Film Organization; Helkon Media Ag; Les Films De L'Elysee; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Lucky Red; Pony Canyon, Inc.; Sam Film; Sogepaq S.A.; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

After flirting with another woman during a party, playboy Cesar is given a lift home by his disgruntled ex, only to be horribly disfigured when she intentionally drives her car over an incline. Accused of her murder and confined to a mental hospital, the alienated Cesar explains his plight to a psychiatrist who gradually unravels the terrifying truth about the mistaken identities, apparent betrayals and half-remembered memories that are tormenting Cesar's mind.

Crew

Reyes Abades

Special Effects

F Alfara

Song ("El Detonator")

Paca Almenara

Makeup

Alejandro Amenßbar

Screenwriter

Alejandro Amenßbar

Music

Ana Amigo

Associate Producer

Carola Angulo

Set Decorator

Juan Antonoi-ruiz

3-D Operator (Post Data/3-D Imagery)

Belen Arsuaga

3-D Operator (Post Data/3-D Imagery)

Colin Arthur

Special Makeup Effects

Felix Berges

3-D Operator (Post Data/3-D Imagery)

Pedro Blanco

3-D Operator (Post Data/3-D Imagery)

Fernando Bovaira

Executive Producer

Marc Lee Brown

Song ("Flying Away")

Hans Burmann

Director Of Photography

Wolfgang Burmann

Art Director

Wolfgang Burmann

2nd Unit Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Franck C

Song ("Flying Away")

Los Corona

Song Performer ("Arrefice")

Juan Carlos Cuello

Music Producer

José Luis Cuerda

Executive Producer

Luna De Madrid

Titles

Maria Elena Sainz De Rozas

Editor

Robert Del Naja

Song ("Rising Son")

J Diaz

Song ("Glamour")

Chris Eckman

Song ("Tremble Goes The Night")

Bartolome Espadale

Music Production Manager

Alberto Esteban

Other

Dream Factory

Special Makeup Effects

F J Ferrero

Song ("T-Sebo")

B Garcia

Song ("T-Sebo")

Patrick Ghislain

Dubbing Mixer

Mateo Gil

Screenwriter

Mateo Gil

2nd Unit Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Mateo Gil

3rd Assistant Director

Ricardo Gomez

3-D Operator (Post Data/3-D Imagery)

Pelayo Guierrez

Sound Editor

Ignacio Gutierrez-solana

1st Assistant Director

Pablo Hernandez

2nd Unit Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Silvie Imbert

Makeup

Eduardo Ruiz Joya

Music Mixing Engineer

Mario Klemens

Orchestra Director

D Krahe

Song ("Arrefice")

A Legardon

Song ("Sick Of You")

A Lopez

Song ("Glamour")

J A Lopez

Song ("Glamour")

Grantley Marshall

Song ("Rising Son")

Ines Montero

3-D Operator (Post Data/3-D Imagery)

Natalia Montes

Storyboards

Julien Naudin

Sound Effects

Andrea Occhipinti

Associate Producer

A Olmedo

Song ("Yo Mismo")

Emiliano Otegui

Production Manager

Raul Otegui

2nd Assistant Director

F Pardo

Song ("Arrefice")

Nina Isabela Rocha Miranda

Song ("Flying Away")

Nacho Royo

Sound Editor

Sergio Rozas

Storyboards

Aurelio Sanchez-herra

Other

Carlos J Santos

Titles

Alain Sarde

Associate Producer

Concha Solera

Costume Designer

Concha Solero

Wardrobe

Carmen Soriano

Script Supervisor

Jose Vinader

Music Mixing Engineer

Andrew Vowles

Song ("Rising Son")

Film Details

Also Known As
Abre Los Ojos, Apri gli occhi, Ouvre les yeux
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Eurimages; Les Films Alain Sarde; Lucky Red; Molinare; Sogepaq S.A.; StudioCanal; Summit Entertainment, Llc
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment; Afmd; Artisan Entertainment; Artisan Home Entertainment; Cathay Film Organization; Helkon Media Ag; Les Films De L'Elysee; Lionsgate; Lionsgate U.K.; Lucky Red; Pony Canyon, Inc.; Sam Film; Sogepaq S.A.; Videocine; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Award at the 1999 Newport Beach International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States December 1998

Released in United States February 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States March 1999

Released in United States on Video September 21, 1999

Released in United States Spring April 16, 1999

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 11-22, 1998.

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 30 - August 9, 1998.

Shown at Newport Beach International Film Festival (Festival Del Cine) March 25 - April 4, 1999.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.

Remake rights were bought by Tom Cruise's CW Productions.

Sophomore film for Alejandro Amenabar who marked his feature debut with the multiple Goya Award-winning "Thesis" (Spain/1996).

Artisan Entertainment was formerly known as LIVE Entertainment.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 30 - August 9, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Newport Beach International Film Festival (Festival Del Cine) March 25 - April 4, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States February 1998 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 11-22, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 4-14, 1999.)

Released in United States Spring April 16, 1999 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video September 21, 1999

Released in United States December 1998 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Spanish Cinema Now" December 4-31, 1998.)