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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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Cast overview:
Anastasia Hille ...
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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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Writer Karim Hussain said that the film was inspired by obsessions with family and the double aspects of everybody's lives. Also, Hussain based his work on some experiences he lived at his father's farm as a child. See more »

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It's clear from the plant life and the mountains surrounding the farm, that the film is not set in Russia. See more »

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Features Faust (2000) See more »

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19 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Make no mistake that unlike the previous film The Abandoned is polished, features stunning cinematography and a haunting score. What it doesn't have is any real entertainment value or true sense of logic. The film works best as horrifically beautiful sequences and hauntingly grotesque images. Some of which will be permanantly burned into your psyche. But Nacho Cerdas story of a young woman that returns to her native country to learn about her adopted parents and discovers horrifying truths just really isn't that involving. The film however does feature plenty of symbolism and subtext but feels like it goes on forever and doesn't feel as scary as it should've been. However, this is a respectable horror film the performances are soso and the pacing is off but the film looks gorgeous and works best as a piece of art. Certain scenes should be studied but as a whole just isn't completely successful. But the scenes that are effective and cringe worthy are disturbingly atmospheric and memorable, they just seem to drop the ball halfway through and keep teasing at some sort of payoff that never comes. Nonetheless the film makes for an interesting viewing.


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