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The Abandoned (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  23 February 2007 (USA)
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An adopted woman returns to her home country and the family home that she never knew and must face the mystery that lies there.

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Andrei Misharin / Kolya Kaidavosky
Paraskeva Djukelova ...
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Anatoliy
Kalin Arsov ...
Bearded Russian Patriarch Man '1966'
Svetlana Smoleva ...
Bearded Patriarch's wife '1966'
Anna Panayotova ...
Bearded Patriarch's daughter '1966'
Jordanka Angelova ...
Blind Woman 'present day'
Valentin Goshev ...
Patriarch - present day
Jasmina Marinova ...
Patriarch's Wife
Monica Baunova ...
Emily
Marta Yaneva ...
Natalya
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In 1966, somewhere in Russia, a wounded woman drives a truck to an isolated farm with two babies. Forty years later, the film producer Marie Jones leaves her daughter in California and travels back to her home land in the wilderness of Russia. Marie is one of the children and had received a phone call from the notary public Andrei Misharin that had told her where the farm of her family is. Marie arrives in the abandoned house and meets the stranger Nicolai that tells her that he had also received a call from Misharin and he is her twin brother. Weird things happen in the house and Marie and Nicolai are haunted by eerie ghosts of themselves. Further, they find that they are trapped in the house and can not leave the place. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence/gore, some disturbing images, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$782,000 (USA) (23 February 2007)

Gross:

$1,255,524 (USA) (2 March 2007)
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Filmax wanted a name actress for the role of Marie and there were some executive negotiations with actresses like Nastassja Kinski and Holly Hunter. Director Nacho Cerdà insisted on an unknown because he wanted to bring more humanity to the character. Cerdà picked up Anastasia Hille after a casting session in London and Filmax finally went with the director's choice. See more »

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After the boat starts to float away, Marie has the gun with her, but the bag was left in the boat. As she's running through the woods, she's shown in various shots and angles, the gun is no longer with her. See more »

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Beautiful, complete and utter brilliance
19 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie instantly rose to the very top of my scary movie list. I have always been a fan of scary movies, however the misuse of suspense and gore has always bothered me. So many movies these days will rush a scene or a plot string by killing people off, breaking the suspense too soon, or simply by cutting away to somewhere else. This movie was a huge exception to the norm, the writers pinned down their monsters, their characters, and their plot to a T. The suspense was executed with such finesse, such perfection, that I left the movie both shaken and amazed. The filming style, using strong angles without overusing zoom and focus, instead focused on the whole composition of a shot. Even the first person scenes, where the camera is moving violently in all directions were controlled and limited. As far as the plot goes, the writers clearly weren't aiming for the meaty plot of any contemporary American horror film, they reached for the brutish nature of suspense, and it left the viewers helpless to any and every twist the writers could muster. This movie is utter brilliance.


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