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The Orphanage Details

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director Guillermo del Toro produces director Juan Antonio Bayona's gothic frightener about a long-abandoned orphanage with a particularly troubling past. As a child, young orphan Laura spent her formative years being cared for by the staff of a large orphanage located by the Spanish seaside. Those were some of the happiest years of Laura's life, and now, 30 years later, the former charge returns to the dilapidated institution with her husband, Carlos, and their seven-year-old son, Simon, to reopen the orphanage as a facility for disabled children. However, something ominous haunts the darkened hallways of this silent, stately manor. When Simon's behavior begins to grow increasingly bizarre and malicious, Laura and Carlos start to suspect that the mysterious surroundings have awoken something ominous in the young boy's imagination. It's not long before Laura, too, is drawn into this disturbing web and the repressed memories of the past come flooding back in a terrifying torrent of tension and deeply disturbing revelations. With opening day drawing near and their situation growing increasingly grim by the hour, Carlos attempts to write off Simon's bizarre behavior as a desperate bid to get more attention from his distracted parents. Laura isn't so easily convinced of this theory, though, and soon embarks on a desperate quest to unearth the terrible secret that lurks in the old house, waiting for just the right moment to inflict devastating damage on both her and her family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 28, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Goya Awards Itziar Arrieta Best Makeup and Hair 2007 Winner
Goya Awards Josep Rosell Best Art Direction 2007 Winner
Goya Awards Lola Lopez Best Makeup and Hair 2007 Winner
Goya Awards Marc Orts Best Sound 2007 Winner
Ohio Film Critics Oscar Faura Best Cinematography 2007 Winner
Goya Awards Roger Princep Best New Actor 2007 Nominee
Goya Awards Sandra Hermida Best Executive/Line Producer 2007 Winner
Goya Awards Geraldine Chaplin Best Supporting Actress 2007 Nominee
Goya Awards Belén Rueda Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Goya Awards Juan Antonio Bayona Best New Director 2007 Winner
Goya Awards Sergio G. Sánchez Best Original Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Goya Awards Maria Reyes Best Costume Design 2007 Nominee
Goya Awards David Marti Best Special Effects 2007 Winner
Goya Awards Elena Ruiz Best Editing 2007 Nominee

Cast

Geraldine Chaplin
as Aurora
Belén Rueda
as Laura
Fernando Cayo
as Carlos
Roger Princep
as Simón
Mabel Rivera
as Pilar
Montserrat Carulla
as Benigna
Andres Gertrudix
as Enrique
Edgar Vivar
as Balaban
Oscar Casas
as Tomás
Mireia Renau
as Laura Girl
Georgina Avellaneda
as Rita
Carla Gordillo
as Martín
Alejandro Camps
as Victor
Carmen Lopez
as Alicia
Oscar Lara
as Guillermo
Enric Arquimbau
as Group Therapist
Isabel Friera
as Antonia Nurse
Fernando Marriot
as Doctor
Jordi Cardus
as Blind Kid

Crew

Juan Antonio Bayona
Director
Mar Targarona
Producer
Elena Manrique
Producer
Joaquin Padro
Producer
Alvaro Augustin
Producer
Belen Atienza
Producer
Andres Gertrudix
Screenwriter
Sergio G. Sánchez
Screenwriter
Edgar Vivar
Screenwriter
Roger Princep
Screenwriter
Jordi San Augustín
Screenwriter
Belén Rueda
Screenwriter
Montserrat Carulla
Screenwriter
Fernando Cayo
Screenwriter
Oscar Faura
Cinematographer
Cecilia Zamora
Editor
Elena Ruiz
Editor
José Pérez
Editor
Josep Rosell
Art Director
Guillermo del Toro
Co-producer
Guillermo del Toro
Executive Producer
Paula DeLaFuente
Set Designer
Blanca Francoli
Set Designer
Iñigo Navarro
Set Decorator
Maria Reyes
Costume Designer
Menna Fite
First Assistant Director
Albert Carreras
Camera Operator
Asen Kanchev
Production Manager
Geli Albaladejo
Casting
Marc Orts
Sound Mixer
Juanan Ros
Music Producer
Lucia Faraig
Still Photographer
Griselda Jordana
Second Unit Camera
Jordi Morera
Makeup Special Effects
Ismael Ferrer
Makeup Special Effects
Laszlo Kovacs
Title Design
Rodrigo Lamoso
Third Assistant Director
Lola Lopez
Makeup
Goyo Gamez
Production Assistant
Edu Bonilla
Electrician
Marian Elshove
Stunts Coordinator
Xavi Bastida
Makeup Special Effects
Kike Maillo
Script Supervisor
Adrian Lorente
Electrician
Lucia Donaire
Production Secretary
Sandra Picher
Digital Effects
Jordi Ribas
Assistant Sound Editor
Vera Robert
Production Assistant
Leo Flores
Conceptual Design
Leo Flores
Storyboard
Leo Flores
Matte Painting Supervisor
Itziar Arrieta
Hair Styles
David Marti
Makeup Special Effects
Lucas Pigliacampo
Digital Background Artist
Marc Vives
Electrician
Ivonne Miralles
Recording
Josep Parera
Translator
Desiree Guirao
Costumes Assistant
Debora Witte
Electrician
Laia Farran
Production Assistant
Ferran Rial
Still Photographer
Pablo Perona
Makeup Special Effects
Lisbeth Salas
Still Photographer
Marta Vilajoana
Post Production Coordinator
Victor Bello
Still Photographer
Oriol Julia
Electrician
Ruben Bernad
Electrician
Manuel Pérez
Third Assistant Director
Marga Huguet
Production Assistant
Jordi San Augustín
Digital Effects
Beatriz Delgado
Second Assistant Camera
Filippo Restelli
Boom Operator
Pau Albin
Set Production Assistant
Mabel Rivera
Special Effects Supervisor
Gloria Blanes
Script Supervisor
Pau Costa
Special Effects Technician
Javier Jal
Special Effects Technician
Jorge Badosa
Production Assistant
Javier Dominguez
Carpenter
Montse Ribe
Makeup Special Effects
Amaia Arizti
Production Assistant
Sandra Hermida
Line Producer
Raquel Guirro
Makeup Special Effects
Fernando Nava
Production Assistant
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