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Plot, Details & Awards

The Orphanage

Rated R for some disturbing content.

R In Theaters 12/28/2007 , 105min.
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Plot & Details

Pan's Labyrinth 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.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Golden Satellite Award

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Golden Satellite Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Goya Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Goya Awards Best Makeup and Hair Itziar Arrieta Won
2007 Goya Awards Best New Director Juan Antonio Bayona Won
2007 Goya Awards Best Original Screenplay Sergio G. Sánchez Nominated
2007 Goya Awards Best Actress Belén Rueda Nominated
2007 Goya Awards Best Sound Xavi Mas Won
2007 Goya Awards Best Supporting Actress Geraldine Chaplin Nominated
2007 Goya Awards Best Picture Nominated
2007 Goya Awards Best Special Effects David Marti Won
2007 Goya Awards Best Makeup and Hair Lola Lopez Won
2007 Goya Awards Best Editing Elena Ruiz Nominated
2007 Goya Awards Best Original Score Fernando Velázquez Nominated
2007 Goya Awards Best Sound Marc Orts Won
2007 Goya Awards Best Executive/Line Producer Sandra Hermida Won
2007 Goya Awards Best Art Direction Josep Rosell Won
2007 Goya Awards Best New Actor Roger Princep Nominated
2007 Goya Awards Best Sound Oriol Tarrago Won
2007 Goya Awards Best Costume Design Maria Reyes Nominated

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 London Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

New York Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 New York Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Ohio Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Ohio Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
2007 Ohio Film Critics Best Cinematography Oscar Faura Won

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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