The Secret Life of Words

The Secret Life of Words (2005)

  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 2005-12-15
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 193 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hotshot Films
  • Production Country: Ireland, Spain
  • Director: Isabel Coixet
star 6.9/10
From 193 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
Camera Jean-Claude Larrieu Director of Photography
Production Esther García Producer
Editing Irene Blecua Editor
Art Pierre-François Limbosch Production Design
Production Shaheen Baig Casting
Production Agustín Almodóvar Executive Producer
Production Pedro Almodóvar Executive Producer
Writing Isabel Coixet Screenplay
Production Isabel Coixet Associate Producer
Sound Isabel Coixet Music Supervisor
Production Isabel Coixet Producer
Camera Isabel Coixet Camera Operator