The Secret Life of Words

Isabel Coixet

Hannah, who wears a hearing aid, is forced to go on holiday. On holiday she manages to find a job: caring for Josef, a burn victim on an oil rig who temporarily lost his sight, until he's 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.

Credits

Director
Isabel Coixet
Country
Spain
Type
Fiction
Duration
115 minutes
Themes
rape, torture, war & armed conflict, women & gender
Year
2005