• Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

“The Invisible Guest” (original title: “Contratiempo”) is a Spanish thriller film released in 2016, directed by . The film follows the story of Adrián Doria, a successful young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room next to the dead body of his lover. Fearing for his reputation and freedom, Adrián hires a prestigious lawyer, Virginia Goodman, to help him prove his innocence. As they work together to uncover the truth behind the murder, the story takes unexpected twists and turns, leaving the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end.


“The Invisible Guest” is a gripping and intense thriller that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. The film features a complex and well-written plot that is executed flawlessly by the talented cast, particularly as Adrián and as Virginia. The cinematography and score are also top-notch, adding to the overall suspense and atmosphere of the film. While the film is in Spanish, the English subtitles are well done and easy to follow. Overall, “The Invisible Guest” is a must-see for fans of the thriller genre.


“The Invisible Guest” has won several awards and nominations, including:

Goya Awards (Spain) – Best Original Screenplay (Nomination), Best Supporting Actress (Nomination), Best New Actor (Nomination)

Feroz Awards (Spain) – Best Thriller Film (Winner), Best Director (Nomination), Best Actor (Nomination)

Forqué Awards (Spain) – Best Supporting Actress (Winner)

Spanish Actors Union Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Winner)

Directed by
Produced by Mercedes Gamero Adrian Guerra Sandra Hermida Mikel Lejarza Eneko Lizarraga Núria Valls
Written by
Starring , , , ,
Music by Fernando Velázquez
Cinematography Xavi Jiménez
Edited by Jaume Martí
Think Studio Atresmedia Cine Colosé Producciones Nostromo Pictures
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date 23 September 2016 (Fantastic Fest) 6 January 2017 (Spain)
Running time 106 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Budget €4 million ($4.5 million)
Box office $30.5 million

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