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Title The secret life of words [videorecording] / Focus Features, El Deseo, Mediapro, in association with TVE ... [et al.] ; Agustín and Pédro Almodóvar present ; an Isabel Coixet film ; producer, Esther Garćía ; written and directed by Isabel Coixet.

Imprint Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2007]


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Description 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Focus Features spotlight series
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Credits Director of photography, Jean-Claude Larrieu ; editor, Irene Blecua ; costume designer, Tatiana Hernández ; production designer, Pierre-François Limbosch.
Cast Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Javier Cámara, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Steve Mackintosh, Eddie Marsan, Julie Christie, Daniel Mays, Dean Lennox Kelly, Danny Cunningham, Emmanuel Idowu, Reg Wilson.
Summary Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
English dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Venice Film Festival, 2005: Lina Mangiacapre Award (Isabel Coixet)
Goya Awards, 2006: Best Director (Isabel Coixet) ; Best Film ; Best Production Supervision (Esther García) ; Best Screenplay - Original (Isabel Coixet)
Subject People with disabilities -- Drama
Burns and scalds -- Patients -- Drama.
Oil well drilling rigs -- Drama.
Helping behavior -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Impedimentos -- Teatro.
Espíritu de servicio -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, Spanish
Feature films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Coixet, Isabel
García, Esther
Almodóvar, Agustin
Almodóvar, Pedro
Polley, Sarah
Robbins, Tim, 1958-
Cámara, Javier.
Ousdal, Sverre Anker, 1944-
Mackintosh, Steven.
Marsan, Eddie.
Christie, Julie, 1941-
Mays, Daniel.
Kelly, Dean Lennox.
Cunningham, Danny.
Idowu, Emmanuel.
Wilson, Reg
Focus Features
Deseo, S.A.
Televisión Española
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Note Also known as: Vida secreta de las palabras
Standard No. 025195002813
Music No. 62100342 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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