The Abandoned Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2007

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Marie (Anastasia Hille), a film producer, returns to her native Russia to find her birth parents. She quickly learns they are dead, and she has inherited their long-empty farmhouse. At the farm, she meets Nicolai (Karel Roden), who claims to be her twin brother. Events take a terrifying turn when the two spot a pair of ghastly doppelgangers and the house itself seems to propel them toward a fate they should have met 40 years earlier.

Cast: Anastasia Hille, Karel Roden, Valentin Ganev, Carlos Reig-Plaza, Paraskeva Djukelova, Monica Baunova, Marta Yaneva

Director: Nacho Cerdà

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Horror

Production Co: Castelao Producciones S.A.

Keywords: Murder, Brother, 1960s, Underdog, Mother, 2000s, Daughter, Pursuit, Father

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's no "Dellamorte Dellamore," but neither is it "Uwe Boll," a smallish favor we should all be thankful for. show more

  • With a "Lost"-meets-"The Haunting" plot and a handful of convoluted thematic twists involving family, history, murder, and death, The Abandoned limps into a nebulous kind of horror netherworld, peppered with painfully long tension-building sequences and unimaginative dialogue. show more

  • By the film's downbeat climax, Cerda's dread of death and uncertainty about digging too deeply into what's better left buried have become palpable, and The Abandoned lingers beneath the skin as any decent horror movie should. show more

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