• The Secret Life of Words (2005)

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Release Date: December 15th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
A solitary nurse (Sarah Polley) bonds with a badly burned patient (Tim Robbins) who survived an accident on an oil rig.

Cast: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Javier Cámara, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Julie Christie, Daniel Mays, Dean Lennox Kelly, Danny Cunningham

Director: Isabel Coixet

Genres: Drama

Production Co: El Deseo S.A.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Carries an important and timely reminder about the fate of torture victims, so deftly wrapped within a touching and beautifully acted melodrama that the result is the furthest thing from a didactic message movie. show more

  • Yes, The Secret Life of Words owes much to Lars von Trier's 1999 "Breaking the Waves." But Coixet's riff stands on its own thanks to thoughtful performances by Polley and Robbins. show more

  • Given the physical limitations of their characters, Polley and Robbins give remarkably compelling performances, and though the resolution of their slowly evolving relationship is a bit too pat, it is one you won't soon forget. show more

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