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The Secret Life of Words

La vida secreta de las palabras

Directed by Isabel Coixet
Spain, 2005
Drama, Romance


Balkan War victim Hanna and injured worker Josef are involved in more than a simple nurse-patient relationship. But Hanna does not speak. They both need to disclose their experiences in order to come back to life. A romance of our time by Catalan filmmaker Isabel Coixet.

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Lina Mangiacapre Award

European Film Awards

2006 | Nominee: European Actress

Goya Awards

2006 | 4 wins including: Best Director

2006 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

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