The Nameless (Los sin nombre) (2005)

The Nameless (Los sin nombre) (2005)

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Spanish director Jaime Balaguero brings us this jet-black horror thriller. Claudia (Emma Vilarasau) and Marc's beloved six-year-old daughter Angela dies under mysterious circumstances. Flash forward five years, and Marc has left while Claudia wiles away her time watching family videos of happier times. Angela suddenly inexplicably calls saying, "They wanted you to believe I was dead." Claudia immediately calls an ex-cop, Massera (Karra Elejalde), to investigate the matter. To make matters worse, Claudia finds herself stalked by psychotic ex-boyfriend Toni, who simply radiates evil. As the movie progresses, Massera and Quiroga (Tristan Ulloa), a journalist who works for a magazine specializing in the occult, uncover a bizarre sadistic cult that sacrifices children.
Rating:
R (for violence, disturbing images, graphic nudity and language.)
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Filmax International

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Cast

Karra Elejalde
as Massera
Tristan Ulloa
as Quiroga
Emma Vilarasau
as Claudia
Pep Tosar
as Toni
Jordi Dauder
as Forense
Susana García Díez
as Chica Piscina
Isabel Ampudia
as Secretaria
Aleix Puiggali
as Tipo Malcarado
Nuria Cano
as Policía
Toni Sevilla
as Franco
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Critic Reviews for The Nameless (Los sin nombre)

All Critics (5)

...sporadically intriguing but mostly dull.

Full Review… | June 11, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

a pretty slick thriller

Full Review… | September 2, 2005
7M Pictures

Just how wildly the film flies off of the rails is enough to set eyeballs spinning--that is, if viewers' eyes are even open by that point.

Full Review… | July 7, 2005
TheMovieReport.com

If Darkness confused you, you'll be completely baffled by The Nameless

May 7, 2005
Filmcritic.com

I wound up admiring Balaguero's visual style, his imagery and cinematography, while remaining indifferent toward his characters, and hating his narrative.

Full Review… | April 27, 2005
Movie Metropolis

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Full Review… | April 22, 2005
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Audience Reviews for The Nameless (Los sin nombre)

½

A decidedly jarring and terrifying experience, The Nameless is a criminally underseen and underrated film (just 5 reviews on RT with a 20% approval rating). A Spanish horror flick, The Nameless is quite mssed up, but does a great job terrifying the viewer with a pretty good score, darkness (be afraid of the dark honestly), and some pretty good cinematography. It does meander a bit and gets a bit bogged down in the details at times, but really keeps you on the edge of your seat and manages to scare you on multiple levels. Creepy, atmospheric, and entirely twisted, The Nameless really keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones

I've got a name for it: Shit Sanduche. At least most people have recognized that just because it's in Spanish doesn't make it superior to similar American slag. Desperately dull most of the time with an epically anemic confrontation payoff. In other words, or rather, I only need to use one - avoid. One star because the directing isn't terrible and the acting from the leads is fairly competent.

Doctor Strangeblog
Doctor Strangeblog

Super Reviewer

This film is mostly atmosphere. The wonderfully drained colour palette, the low lighting, the sudden jumps of sound. It's a depressing film that aims for true evil. The plot however is less intriguing than the conclusion. It a basic horror/thriller where somebody and a couple of (new) friends try to unravel a mystery. They go to all the usual experts priest, editor, crazy, who give them long and rambling, but always concise, pieces of information. It's a great film to look at, but after a while you realise you've seen it before.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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