Numbered days, or, Running out of time

Numbered days, or, Running out of time

Original title: Días contados
Production: Aiete Films S.A.; Ariane Films; Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA); Ministerio de Cultura; Sogepaq
Country: Spain
Director: Imanol Uribe
Script: Imanol Uribe
Photography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Music: José Nieto
Cast: Carmelo Gómez; Ruth Gabriel; Candela Peña; Karra Elejalde; Javier Bardem; Elvira Mínguez; Pepón Nieto; Joseba Apaolaza; Pedro Casablanc; Chacho Carreras; Raquel Sanchís
Year: 1994
Duration: 93
Genre: Thriller
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: Terrorism, terrorismo, ETA


A member of the ETA terrorist organization belongs to a commando which is preparing an outrage in Madrid. But he sets other priorities when he meets a girl who is addicted to drugs and for whom he feels a strong attraction.

Based on the novel by Juan Madrid.


Warning: This movie may contain nudity scenes and strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.


Winner of 10 Goya Awards 1995: Best Film; Best Director (Imanol Uribe); Best Actor (Carmelo Gómez); Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem); Best New Actress (Ruth Gabriel); Best Screenplay - Adapted (Imanol Uribe); Best Editing; Best Make-Up and Hairstyles; Best Special Effects; and, Best Film.

Winner of 5 Ondas Awards 1994: Best Actor (Carmelo Gómez); Best Actress (Ruth Gabriel, Candela Peña and Elvira Mínguez); and, Best Director (Imanol Uribe)

Winner of 3 Awards at San Sebastián International Film Festival 1994: Fernando Rey Award; Golden Seashell (Imanol Uribe); and, Silver Seashell (Javier Bardem)

Winner of 3 Awards of Spanish Actors Union 1995: Film: Lead Performance (Carmelo Gómez); Film: Supporting Performance (Javier Bardem); and, Newcomer Award (Ruth Gabriel)

Winner of 2 Fotogramas de Plata 1995: Best Film; and, Best Movie Actor (Carmelo Gómez)

Winner of 2 Turia Awards 1995: Best Spanish Film; and, Audience Award.

Winner of an ADIRCAE Award 1995: Best Director

Winner of a Sant Jordi Award 1995: Best Film

Nominated to 10 Goya Awards 1995: Best Actress (Ruth Gabriel); Best Supporting Actress (Candela Peña); Best New Actress (Candela Peña); Best New Actress (Elvira Mínguez); Best New Actor (Pepón Nieto); Best Cinematography (Javier Aguirresarobe); Best Sound; Best Costume Design; Best Production Design; and, Best Production Supervision.

Nominated to 4 Awards of Spanish Actors Union 1995: Film: Supporting Performance (Elvira Mínguez); Film: Supporting Performance (Candela Peña); Newcomer Award (Elvira Mínguez); and, Newcomer Award (Candela Peña)

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