The Orphanage Movie Posters
Release date: Wednesday December 26, 2007
Running time: 100 min.
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Studio: Christal Films
Producer(s): Guillermo Del Toro
Screenplay: Sergio G. Sanchez
Cast: Belén Rueda, Fernando Caya, Roger Princep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Geraldine Chaplin
Official site: theorphanagemovie.com
Rating: R for some disturbing content
“The Orphanage,” presented by Oscar-Nominee Guillermo del Toro, centers on a Laura (Belén Rueda from “The Sea Inside”) who purchases her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. Once there, Laura discovers that the new environment awakens her son’s imagination, but the ongoing fantasy games he plays 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.