The Secret Life of Words (2006)

Secret Life of Words
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords working class
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Isabel Coixet Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jean-Claude Larrieu Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Javier Méndez Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Miss Wasabi Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Augustin Almodovar Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jaume Roures Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Irene Blecua Editor n/a 172 7000001
Pierre-Francois Limbosch Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Aitor Berenguer Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Fabiola Ordoyo Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Patrick Ghislain Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000001
Tatiana Hernandez Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Shaheen Baig Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Esther Garcia Producer n/a 3 3000001
Isabel Coixet Director n/a 2 2000001
Leonor Watling Actor Esposa del amigo de Josef 1 1000005
Reg Wilson Actor Manager 1 1000006
Javier Cámara Actor Simon 1 1000004
Julie Christie Actor Inge 1 1000003
Tim Robbins Actor Josef 1 1000002
Emmanuel Idowu Actor Abdul 1 1000007
Danny Cunningham Actor Scott 1 1000008
Steven MacKintosh Actor Dr Sulitzer 1 1000012
Sverre Anker Ousdal Actor Dimitri 1 1000013
Eddie Marsan Actor Victor 1 1000011
Daniel Mays Actor Martin 1 1000010
Dean Lennox Kelly Actor Liam 1 1000009
Sarah Polley Actor Hanna 1 1000001
Hanna, a solitary and mysterious young woman, works in a factory somewhere in Europe. She speaks to no one, eats the same thing for every meal and wears a hearing aid that she turns off to protect herself from the world. Forced by her boss to take a vacation, she travels to Northern Ireland where, on a whim, she volunteers to be a nurse on an oil rig in the Irish Sea to tend to Josef who has been burned in a flash fire. The burns have left Josef temporarily blind but in flirtatious spirits and he is eager to discover who his enigmatic nurse truly is. As Hanna tends Josef's wounds, he attempts in vain to extract information about her all the while telling her about his own troubled past. Hannah even refuses to tell Josef her real name or the color of her hair. Yet, a strange intimacy gradually develops between them and when Josef is about to be transferred off the rig, Hanna knows they may never see each other again. She decides to divulge her darkest secret, a revelation from which neither will emerge unscathed and will change their lives forever.