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Parents Guide for
The Orphanage (2007) More at IMDbPro »El orfanato (original title)

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A woman's fingers are slammed in a door, her nail is cracked and she pulls it off

A woman is running across a beach, and falls, breaking her leg.

A woman is hit by a bus. Her corpse is briefly shown with its jaw dislocated -- quite gory. This scene is the probably only reason for the R rating.

a mother slaps her young son but immediately apologizes.

A woman commits suicide by overdose of pills.


1 F-word, 1 S-word, 1 scatological term, 1 anatomical term, 1 religious exclamation. a father calls his son a smartass


A woman takes pills throughout the movie.


The film's scenes are intense, and some disturbing or terrifying.

A few "jump" scenes throughout.

The sance scene may be disturbing/intense.

The game "One, Two, Three Knock on the Wall" near the end of the film is quite scary.

There is a theme of abuse to children throughout the whole film

MPAA/USA - Rated R for some disturbing content.

BBFC/UK - Rated 15 (strong psychological horror, injury detail).

Rated R for some disturbing content

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