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, - The actress Belen Rueda attends the inauguration of the beauty center "The Beauty Concept" in Madrid. - MADRID, Spain - Thursday 14th April 2016

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Belén Rueda - Belén Rueda presents the spectacle of theatre 'BFFF !!!' at the Fine Arts Theatre Madrid - Madrid, Spain - Friday 7th August 2015

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Belen Rueda - Spanish actress Belen Rueda promotes 'B&B' television serial at the Mediaset building on April 10, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. - Madrid, Spain - Thursday 10th April 2014

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Julia's Eyes Trailer


Sara and Julia are twin sisters, the sisters were always close growing up, but as their lives developed, they moved away from one and other. Both women suffer from a degenerative disease of the eyes which causes people to go blind, Sara's case is more advanced than her sister to the point that she's already lost her sight. Vulnerable and alone, Sara is found in the basement of her home with a noose tied around her neck.

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Julia's Eyes [Los Ojos De Julia] Review


Extraordinary
It's rare to find a horror movie as bracingly original as this, so see it quickly before the requisite watered-down American remake. Not only is it genuinely unsettling, but it's full of clever nods to horror masterpieces.

When her twin commits suicide, Julia (Rueda) finds the official story hard to believe. Her husband (Homar) goes along with her secret investigation, mainly because she's suffering from the same degenerative eyesight that left her sister blind. But Julia sees conspiracies and danger everywhere, all of which is dismissed by the local cop (Orella). Then more people start dying, and Julia continues to have trouble accepting the police's version of events. She finds some comfort from her doctor (Grao) and a hospital aide (Derqui). But the truth is worse than she imagined.

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Belen Rueda and Angie Cepeda Friday 12th February 2010 Berlin, Germany

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Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro Monday 1st June 2009 attends the photocall for 'Nocturna' the new book by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan held at Casa de America Madrid, Spain

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Belen Rueda and Guillermo Del Toro

The Orphanage Review


Very Good
In a towering and creaking old beast of a building somewhere in a gorgeous coastal part of Spain, an attractive couple on the younger slope of middle age pass the days in enjoyable semi-solitude with their adorable, seven-year-old son. The building is actually an old orphanage, where the mother, Laura (Belén Rueda), spent her formative years and which she and her husband, Carlos (Fernando Cayo), now intend to open again as a home for children with special needs. It makes sense; their boy Simón (Roger Príncep) is lonely and seems to be getting a little too involved with his two invisible friends, Watson and Pepe. One day, Laura and Simón go for a walk down by the sea cliffs and she loses him briefly in a cave. When she finds him, he appears to have made a few more imaginary friends. And things aren't quite the same after that in the orphanage.

In his stealthily creepy The Orphanage, first-time director Juan Antonio Bayona makes a decent bid for being considered one of the new wave of Spanish directors, and looks likely to be soon making the hop to Hollywood in the footsteps of the film's producer, Guillermo del Toro. He's managed a very difficult task here in taking a large batch of genre tropes, from lost children to haunted houses to buried crimes and even lonely lighthouses in the foggy night, and made them all jump out of the precisely ordered mise-en-scene like they were freshly minted. Add to this the fact that his film shares so many stylistic and thematic characteristics of del Toro's (particularly The Devil's Backbone) that he had the added pressure of not aping his producer's work. Despite all this, on almost every level that it needs to, The Orphanage succeeds.

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The Sea Inside Review


Weak
The Sea Inside has Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar's (Open Your Eyes) auteuristic grip all over it. Besides directing, Amenábar also co-produced, co-wrote (with longtime collaborator, Mateo Gil), scored and edited this saga about a true-life quadriplegic who campaigned for 30 years against Spain's judiciary for the right to end his life. Paralyzed after a diving accident, Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is reduced to lying supine in a room of his older brother José's farmhouse. Day and night, year after year, Ramón is vigilantly cared for by José (Celso Bugallo), and his small clan. The slow grind of Ramón 's existence, salved only by his family's devotion, eventually wears the patient down to where he feels euthanasia is the only dignified option left.

Ramón's outspokenness wins the interest -- and the affections -- of a pair of women: Julia (Belén Rueda), the terminally ill lawyer who helps Ramón build his case, and Rosa (Lola Dueñas), a single mother drawn to Ramón out of loneliness and her admiration for his strength. But while the sensuous Julia, herself coping with illness, fully sympathizes with Ramón 's cause, the feisty Rosa sulks and frets whenever Ramón so much as breathes a word of his intentions.

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"The Sea Inside" ("mar Adentro") Review


Weak

After creating from scratch two breathtaking metaphysical thrillers in a row -- "Open Your Eyes" and "The Others") -- writer, director and composer Alejandro Amenábar's return to the big screen is rather disappointing: "The Sea Inside" is little more than a routine disease-of-the-week biopic.

Javier Bardem ("Before Night Falls") gives a tour-de-force performance as quadriplegic Ramón Sampedro, who, after 30 years in bed, wishes to die with dignity, but the film never shows any indignity. In fact, his life looks pretty good under the circumstances. He has beautiful women -- a lawyer (Belén Rueda) and a local woman (Lola Dueñas) who was inspired by Ramon's television appearance -- fawning over him, and a book of his poetry has just been published.

Amenábar manages one great scene in which Sampedro argues with a wheelchair bound priest, sending a messenger up and down the stairs with sacrilegious pronouncements. Otherwise the movie wishes only to make a soapbox stand about whether or not humans have the right to decide our own deaths, and never comes to terms with the how or why. It's very simple and streamlined, and all that's left is Bardem's bid for Oscar glory, emoting from his bed using only his eyes and his voice.

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Belen Rueda

Date of birth

16th March, 1965

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.72


Belen Rueda Movies

Julia's Eyes Trailer

Julia's Eyes Trailer

Sara and Julia are twin sisters, the sisters were always close growing up, but as...

Julia's Eyes [Los Ojos de Julia] Movie Review

Julia's Eyes [Los Ojos de Julia] Movie Review

It's rare to find a horror movie as bracingly original as this, so see it...

The Sea Inside Movie Review

The Sea Inside Movie Review

The Sea Inside has Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar's (Open Your Eyes) auteuristic grip all over...

"The Sea Inside"
("mar Adentro") Movie Review

"The Sea Inside" ("mar Adentro") Movie Review

After creating from scratch two breathtaking metaphysical thrillers in a row -- "Open Your Eyes"...

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