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The Orphanage


Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera View All


J. A. Bayona (Director), Sergio G. Sánchez (Screenplay) View All

Release: May 20th, 2007
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
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23 The Orphanage
I was wondering if anyone had any insight with this film. That is the IMDB link for it, and it comes out in wide release in the US next weekend. It has one several award at film festivals, and ...
3 Little girls in orphanage...
Little girl, about 13, taken by soldiers or officers or some other men (authorities) from convent or orphanage. Nuns do nothing to stop them. Other little girl, smaller, (probably the main caracther...
12 The Orphanage was scary as hell... (no spoilers)
I just got back from watching "The Orphanage" You want to talk about some ****ed up stuff....this movie made me pee a little. And I'm the kind of guy who thinks horror flicks are cheesy and...
1 I`m looking for a title of horror movie about haunted house - old orphanage
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mark f
Now, the fact that 90% of my guesses have less to do with the fact that I was right, and more to do with the fact that I was guessing about once a minute.
What sets this movie back is a standard script that compares poorly to the film's excellent direction and some lame supporting characters desperately needed to be fleshed out so we could spend a little time away from the female lead, Laura, who I didn't find to be an astoundingly interesting charact....