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The Orphanage (2007)The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage (2007)

Drama, Horror, Thriller

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THE VERY BEST

8.0

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Spain
Spanish
2007
J.A. Bayona, Juan Antonio Bayona
Andres Gertrudix, Belén Rueda, Belén Rueda
105 min

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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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Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro creates another haunting movie that leaves you questioning your sense of reality. El Orfanato revolves around a mother tries desperately to find her missing adopted son soon after her and her husband move into her old orphanage. But the past horrors of the orphanage will not let her son be found so easily.

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