The Orphanage

The Orphanage
  • 2007
  • Spain
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Written by: Sergio G Sánchez
  • Cast: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Geraldine Chaplin
  • Language: Spanish
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First-time director Bayona and producer Guillermo del Toro create the best ghost story of the year so far. Laura (Rueda) was raised in an orphanage and on returning to her childhood home with her son Simon (Princep) things start to get creepy. The key to the success of this film is the edge-of-the-seat suspense, and there's even a brilliant sting in the tale.

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The Orphanage (El Orfanato)

13 Mar 20084 stars

HORROR/MYSTERY (15) 105min It’s only March but you’re unlikely to see a better ghost story at the cinema this year than The Orphanage. First-time director Juan Antonio Bayona has obviously taken great inspiration from his producer Guillermo del Toro…

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