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The orphanage

(DVD - 2008 - Spanish)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The orphanage


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Laura decides to purchase her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. The new environment awakens the imagination of Laura's son. His ongoing fantasy games played 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.
Title: The orphanage
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] :, New Line Home Entertainment :, [Warner Home Video, distributor,, 2008]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Esta Vivo! Laboratorio de Nuevos Talentos ; Estudios Picasso ; Grupo Rodar ; Rodar y Rodar Cine y Televisión S.L. ; Telecinco ; Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) ; Warner Bros. Pictures de España ; Wild Bunch ; produced by Álvaro Augustín, Joaquín Padro, Mar Targarona, Guillermo del Toro ; screenplay by Sergio G. Sánchez ; directed by J.A. Bayona
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
Special features: Feature audio commentary by director Juan Antonio Bayona and writer Sergio Sanchez; "When Laura grew up: constructing The orphanage" featurette; "Tomas' secret room" featurette; "Horror in the unknown: make-up effects" featurette; "Rehearsal studio" featurette; still gallery
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Summary: Laura decides to purchase her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. The new environment awakens the imagination of Laura's son. His ongoing fantasy games played 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.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
Barcelona Film Awards, 2007: Barcelona Film Award - Best Actress (Belén Rueda) ; Best Art Direction (Josep Rosell) ; Best Cinematography (Óscar Faura) ; Best Film ; Best Film Editing (Elena Ruiz) ; Best New Director (Juan Antonio Bayona) ; Best Sound (Xavier Mas, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarragó)", "
Goya Awards, 2008: Goya - Best Make-Up and Hairstyles (Lola López, Itziar Arrieta) ; Best New Director (Juan Antonio Bayona) ; Best Production Design (Josep Rosell) ; Best Production Supervision (Sandra Hermida) ; Best Screenplay - Original (Sergio G. Sánchez) ; Best Sound (Xavier Mas, Marc Orts, Oriol Tarragó) ; Best Special Effects (David Martí, Montse Ribé, Pau Costa, Enric Masip, Lluís Castells, Jordi San Augstín)"]
Alternate Title: Orfanato
ISBN: 0780680219
9780780680210
Branch Call Number: DVD SPANISH Horror ORPHANAGE
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Report This Feb 15, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sorry gave up horror and subtitles don't work ! :(

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  • VampireHunterD rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

wouldnt call it horror,

Report This Nov 19, 2012
  • yumsushi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A suspensful (and sometimes scary) movie with a great ending. It does take a bit for the story to come together but it's worth it in the end.

Report This Jul 27, 2012
  • Snafu2U2 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Riddled to the absolute rafters with red herrings galore - It wasn't until its last 15 minutes that The Orphanage finally pulled its act together and made some real sense out of all the nonsense.... To make matters ultimately worse, actress Belen Rueda (as the adult Laura) gave such an annoyingly, over-wrought performance and did so much frickin' scenery-chewing throughout the story that, at one point, I thought for sure she was going to devour the entire orphanage, lock, stock and barrel, in one single "chomp!".... The Orphanage played such a dreary game of beating around the bush and lapsed far too often into moments of sheer boringness that I could never, ever honestly consider it as a worthwhile entry into the genre of Supernatural Horror.

Does anyone know if this is sub-titled? I'll take the plunge and find out.

Report This Apr 12, 2011
  • noisexorcist rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is less a scary movie than it is a moody and atmospheric haunted house tale. The film is reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth), but is actually directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. It is a lovely film and certainly worth watching. See the original before they make some terrible American remake.

Report This Mar 14, 2011
  • Merrymaid46 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Disturbing premise but very well done. (Mar. 2011)

Report This Jan 02, 2011
  • nicoya rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Any person who is a scary movie aficionado will love this flick! It's one of my favourite spookes of all time. Great twist at the end.

Report This Dec 15, 2010
  • TrevorBye rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best horror Thriller movie period. This is the only movie i have seen that is generally creepy and very very suspenseful and in one part i was like...wow that was intense. Everyone must see this movie.Side note...this movie only has Spanish dialogue but it has English subtitles. it does not in any means take away from the movie because what you read is not during any action scenes and it actually bring you more into the movie and its suspense.

Report This Oct 16, 2010
  • Dalison0817 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Same person who directed Pan's Labyrinth, this movie will make you think you're going insane, or other people are going insane. It will challenge you if there are such things as ghosts or people are just insane. Sanity is best served cold.

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Report This Jul 27, 2012
  • Snafu2U2 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Snafu2U2 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Report This Jul 27, 2012
  • Snafu2U2 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Do you think it's as easy as finding an exorcist in the yellow pages?"

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  • Fiacre rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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