Movie Viewing Guide for the film "El orfanato" from Spain 2007. The Guide is written 100% in Spanish. Questions are easy to answer and follow.
Wonderful acting and cast. A classroom favorite by Guillermo del Toro! I especially like it because there is no sexuality in this film compared to other Spanish films. Wonderful to practice the vosotros as well.
La película tuvo éxito, tanto en taquilla como en crítica, en España y recaudó casi 80 millones de dólares a nivel mundial, estuvo nominada a 61 premios internaciones de los que ganó 31, entre los que destacan 7 premios Goya (Los premios Oscar de España). Además, la empresa New Line Cinema compró los derechos para hacer un remake americano que estará también producido por Del Toro.
Laura, a former orphan, raises her adopted son Simón together with her husband Carlos in an old house and former orphanage where she was raised. While at the orphanage Simón tells Laura that he has five invisible friends which she believes are a product of his active imagination. Laura decides to reopen the orphanage to cater for disabled children and throws a party. During the party Simón tries to persuade Laura to go and take a look at his friends cabin but she's too busy. Later on she sees a mysterious masked boy and realizes that Simón has also disappeared. Laura feels the presence of other people in the house and months later Laura invites a team of parapsychologists to try to unravel the mystery.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Género: Terror - Thriller - Drama
Duración: 100 minutos