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The Orphanage

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Original title
El orfanato
Running time
100 min.
Spain Spain
Sergio G. Sánchez
Fernando Velázquez
Óscar Faura
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Rodar y Rodar. Producer: Guillermo del Toro
Horror. Mystery. Fantasy | Supernatural. Haunted Houses
Synopsis / Plot
Laura spent the happiest years of her childhood growing up in an orphanage. Now, thirty years later, she returns with her husband and Simon, their son, with a dream of restoring and reopening the long abandoned orphanage as a home for disabled children. As the opening day draws near, tension builds within the family. Laura slowly becomes convinced that something long-hidden and terrible is lurking in the old house, something waiting to emerge and inflict appalling damage on her family.
2007: 7 Goya Awards: including Best Director novel and Best Screenplay. 14 Nominations
2007: Sitges Film Festival: Official Selection
2007: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2007: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2007: Forqué Awards: Best Film
2008: European Film Awards: 5 Nominations including Best European Film
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