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The secret life of words [videorecording] / El Deseo S.A. ; Hotshot Films ; Mediapro ; Televisión Española ; produced by Esther García ; written by Isabel Coixet ; directed by Isabel Coixet.


  • DVD DVD
  • Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2007]

Available copies

  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Videos DVD/ 791.4372/Secret (Text to phone) Checked out 11/24/2014
Lynn Adult DVDs DVD/1902 (Text to phone) Missing -
Phillips OWHL DVDs DVD SEC (Phillips-OWHL only) (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult DVD DVD SEC (Text to phone) Checked out 11/25/2014
Salem Adult DVD DVD/FIC/S - 6/07 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Jean-Claude Larrieu ; editor, Irene Blecua ; costume designer, Tatiana Hernádez ; production designer, Pierre-Françoic Limbosch.
Participant or Performer Note: 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.
Summary: Hannah, who wears a hearing aid, is forced to go on holiday. On holiday she finds a job caring for Josef. Josef is a burn victim on an oil rig who 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.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, single-sided.
Language Note: English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Awards Note: 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).
García, Esther. (Added Author). Coixet, Isabel. (Added Author). Polley, Sarah. (Added Author). Robbins, Tim, 1958- (Added Author). Cámara, Javier. (Added Author). Ousdal, Sverre Anker, 1944- (Added Author). Mackintosh, Steven. (Added Author). Marsan, Eddie. (Added Author). Christie, Julie, 1941- (Added Author). Mays, Daniel. (Added Author). Kelly, Dean Lennox. (Added Author). Cunningham, Danny. (Added Author). Idowu, Emmanuel. (Added Author). Wilson, Reg. (Added Author). Deseo, S.A. (Added Author). Hotshot Films (Firm) (Added Author). MediaPro. (Added Author). Televisión Española. (Added Author). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).

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Alternate Title: Vida secreta de las palabras

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