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Timecrimes, Los cronocrímenes 2007

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | 1h 32 min
Starring Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga | Directed by Nacho Vigalondo


Hector (Karra Elejalde) and his wife just bought a house near a peaceful wooded area.
One day while relaxing on his new lawn Hector spots some strange activity in the neighboring woods. When Hector takes a closer look to investigate he stumbles upon one strange occurrence after another and accidentally ends up in a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. This leads to all kinds of personal disasters and disturbances in the space time continuum.

Brilliant little time-travel film. Simple but ingenious and effective in the way it is set up like a puzzle.
It does a great job at revealing pieces of the puzzle, you as a viewer can’t solve the puzzle without the next scene/puzzle piece, which keeps you engaged, focused, attentive and wanting more throughout the whole film.
The 92 minute run time flew by just like that because of this. Features a cool throwback ‘villain’ design that's reminiscent of the 1980's The Elephant Man.

The film is often compared to the low budget time travel film Primer which in my opinion doesn't hold a candle to Timecrimes.

Great original nomination for this Hall of Fame.
And the latest addition to my 'All time favorite Time Travel movies' list @ #23.