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The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage

Overview


Genre

Horror, Mystery

Release Date

December 28, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

105 min.

Studio

Picturehouse Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Juan Antonio Bayona

Producer

Guillermo del Toro, Alvaro Augustin, Joaquin Padro, Mar Targarona

Screenwriter

Sergio G. Sanchez

Starring

  • Belen Rueda as Laura
  • Fernando Cayo
  • Geraldine Chaplin
  • Montserrat Carulla
  • Mabel Rivera
  • Andres Gertrudix
  • Edgar Vivar

Story


"The Orphanage," presented by Oscar-Nominee Guillermo del Toro, centers on a Laura (Belen Rueda from "The Sea Inside") who purchases her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. Once there, Laura discovers that the new environment awakens her son's imagination, but the ongoing fantasy games he plays with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken over the place.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a ghost story intended for adults who like a little intelligence and flair to accompany those things that go bump in the night..”
by Kevin Lally [Film Journal International]
“..The year's best horror picture is also one of the simplest..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..an instant classic of gothic drama, a masterpiece of suspense and a supernatural thrill ride that leaves you breathless!..”
by Dann Gire [Chicago Daily Herald]