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Author: Isabel CoixetEsther GarcíaIrene BlecuaJean-Claude LarrieuSarah PolleyAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2007]
Series: Focus Features spotlight series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Melodrama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Women
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Coixet; Esther García; Irene Blecua; Jean-Claude Larrieu; Sarah Polley; Tim Robbins; Javier Cámara; Sverre Anker Ousdal; Steven Mackintosh; Eddie Marsan; Julie Christie; Daniel Mays; Dean Lennox Kelly; Danny Cunningham; Emmanuel Idowu; Reg Wilson; Deseo, S.A.; Mediapro.; Televisión Española.; Hotshot Films (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 84746254
Language Note: In English, with optional French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Credits: Director of photography, Jean-Claude Larrieu ; editor, Irene Blecua.
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.
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).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; dual layer; DVD-9 ; single-sided.
Series Title: Focus Features spotlight series.
Other Titles: Vida secreta de las palabras
Responsibility: El Deseo, Mediapro, Hotshot Films in association with TVE ; producer, Esther García ; written and directed by Isabel Coixet.

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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 out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence.

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