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The Orphanage (El Orfanato) (2007)

The Orphanage
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(856 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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Edgar Vivar

Edgar Vivar

Prof. Leo Bálaban
Óscar Casas

Óscar Casas

Tomás


Written by
Sergio G. Sánchez

Sergio G. Sánchez

screenplay


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Extremely tense, classical thriller

4 years, 4 months ago at Feb 7 8:53
3 votes
"Sometimes seeing is not believing, it's the other way round..."

The Orphanage (a.k.a. El Orfanato) possesses a similar look and feel to other thrillers which originated from Latin American and Spain during the noughties, most noticeably Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and Alejandro Amenabar's The Others. Going above and beyond the cheap, empty-headed trappings which plagu... read more

There are still great horror films

7 years, 2 months ago at Apr 22 14:35
2 votes
From the thematic point of view, it's perfectly natural that in a determined point in The Orphanage (El Orfanato), the classic Peter Pan is mentioned: since the film's own story is about kids who will never grow up, it becomes some kind of ghostly version of Peter Pan and it also fits on another genre that has films like The Innocents, The Others and The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo).<... read more

El orfanato

6 years, 11 months ago at Jul 19 16:05
2 votes
Ótimo filme de suspense de grande produção espanhola...de inicio ao fim o filme cumpre o gênero que promete. Qualidade e técnica surpreendente...

"crer para ver e não ver para crer"
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, where she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
Release date: 11 January 2008
Horror (23), Drama (21), Thriller (16), 2007 (15), Spanish (14), Mystery (13), Orphanage (10), Suicide (9), Ghosts (8), 2000s (7), Supernatural (6), Suspense (6), Foreign (5), Haunted House (5), Death (5), Death Of Child (5), Ghost (5), Medium (4), Spain (4), Imaginary Friend (4)
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xxxTheRipperxxx posted a review 1 week, 6 days ago

Overrated, But Good

“After being somewhat dissapointed with one of Guillemoro's other Spanish films, Pan's Labyrinth, I steered clear of this one for a while. But after enjoying some of his American endeavors I decided to give this one a try. And although it's certainly a good film, it's not a "MASTERPIECE!" as everyone claims it is.

Maybe it's just me, but this film just didn't satisfy me. It's not very original, as it borrows elements from a plethora of American films ranging from Friday The 13th to Poltergeist, and feels more like a thriller than a straight-up horror picture.

But when it comes down to it, there's not alot of things that are really wrong with the film. It's engaging, the script is good as is the acting and the cinematography is absolutely gorgeous. There's a few really i” read more

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