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2,715 Ratings

The Orphanage

El orfanato

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona
Mexico, Spain, 2007
Drama, Horror, Thriller


A woman who was brought up in an orphanage turns it into a home for disabled children. She realises that her son is being tormented by the same imaginary friend who terrorised her as a child.

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The Orphanage Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona

Critics reviews

This is a movie whose power and emotional pitch lie in the understated: the discreet performances, the lack of special effects, the laconic script.
February 01, 2008
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An emotionally resonant, nerve-jangling experience.
December 27, 2007
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