The Secret Life of Words

The Secret Life of Words (2005)

  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 2005-12-15
  • User Rating: 6.981/10 from 180 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hotshot Films
  • Production Country: Spain
  • Director: Isabel Coixet
star 6.981/10
From 180 Ratings


A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate moments together that will change their lives forever.


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  • Sarah Polley

    as Hanna
  • Tim Robbins

    as Josef
  • Javier Cámara

    as Simon
  • Danny Cunningham

    as Scott
  • Dean Lennox Kelly

    as Liam
  • Daniel Mays

    as Martin
  • Eddie Marsan

    as Victor
  • Steven Mackintosh

    as Dr. Sullitzer
  • Julie Christie

    as Inge
  • Emmanuel Idowu

    as Abdul
  • Sverre Anker Ousdal

    as Dimitri
  • Leonor Watling

    as Wife of Josef's Friend
  • Reg Wilson

    as Dan Brown
Directing Isabel Coixet Director
Writing Isabel Coixet Author
Production Esther García Producer
Camera Jean-Claude Larrieu Director of Photography
Production Agustín Almodóvar Executive Producer
Production Pedro Almodóvar Executive Producer
Editing Irene Blecua Editor
Art Pierre-François Limbosch Production Design
Production Shaheen Baig Casting