No secret stays locked away forever. 

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. 

Director: J.A. Bayona
Writer: Sergio G. Sánchez (screenplay)
Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep

IMDb betyg: 7.5
Original title El orfanato
Production country Spain
Language Spanish
Subtitle DanskaNorskaSvenska
Recommended age 15
Runtime 105 min
Color Color
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
IMDb link tt0464141


Won: Barcelona Film Award

Nominated: Bodil

Nominated: Critics Choice Award

Won: Butaca

Nominated: Golden Camera

Won: COFCA Award
2nd place: COFCA Award

Nominated: Empire Award

Nominated: Audience Award
Nominated: Carlo di Palma Award
Nominated: European Film Award

Won: International Fantasy Film Award

Won: Fotogramas de Plata

Nominated: Gold Derby Award

Won: Goya

Won: Grand Prize
Won: SCI FI Jury Award

Won: José María Forqué Award

Won: Golden Reel Award

Nominated: OFTA Film Award

Nominated: OFCS Award

Won: Premio ACE

Nominated: Robert

Nominated: Rondo Statuette

2nd place: SDFCS Award

Won: Audience Award

Nominated: Satellite Award

Won: Award of the Spanish Actors Union

Won: Music Award

Nominated: International Jury Award

Nominated: World Soundtrack Award

Nominated: Young Artist Award

A great horror movie is like a good shrink–and a lot cheaper, too. It purges us through petrification. That horror movie, thankfully, has arrived. It’s called The Orphanage,” and it is seriously scary.

David Ansen, Newsweek

A fastidiously grim ghost story that rattles the bones of the haunted-house genre and finds plenty of fresh (but not too bloody) meat.

Justin Chang, Variety

While some of the trappings and even some of the plot elements could easily be called unoriginal, Bayona and screenwriter Sergio G. Sánchez arrange them in a fresh way, crafting an emotionally resonant, nerve-jangling experience.

Noel Murray, The A.V. Club