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Fragile (2005)

Frágiles (original title)
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At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.


Jaume Balagueró
7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Calista Flockhart ... Amy
Richard Roxburgh ... Robert
Elena Anaya ... Helen
Gemma Jones ... Mrs. Folder
Yasmin Murphy Yasmin Murphy ... Maggie
Colin McFarlane ... Roy
Michael Pennington ... Marcus
Daniel Ortiz ... Matt
Susie Trayling ... Susan (as Sussie Trayling)
Lloyd F. Booth Shankley Lloyd F. Booth Shankley ... Simon
Michael Gatward Michael Gatward ... David
Scarlet Carey Scarlet Carey ... Emma
Cameron Antrobus Cameron Antrobus ... Jimmy
Olivia Bjork Olivia Bjork ... Linda
Fergus Riordan Fergus Riordan ... Richard


An American nurse takes a temporary position on the night shift at a closing children's hospital on the Isle of Wight. When every shift is plagued by spooky occurrances and things that go bump in the night, she begins to believe the stories of one of the child pateints, who insists the hospital is haunted by a dangerous presence emanating from the long abandoned second floor. Written by mrosesteed

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Ghost Story

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror/violence, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


'Jaume Balaguero' came up with the idea for the story after seeing an early 20th century medical photo of a young girl with osteogenesis imperfecta. See more »


When Amy gets upset after the incident with the bed sheet and her argue with Dr. Marcus, she reaches and opens the med cabinet to take one of her pills. She takes it with a sip from a water bottle, but instead of putting the medicine back in the cabinet, she puts the water bottle and closes the door. See more »

Alternate Versions

Violence, gore, and language has been edited out of the US release to obtain a PG-13 rating. See more »


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Pretty Damn Good
30 August 2006 | by KezzizzleSee all my reviews

This film, I have to say, was quite impressive. Quite different as well. I thought it would've been a typical horror/thriller movie because of the setting of an "old children's hospital about to closed down", that already gives you a mental image of what you would expect this hospital to look like...dark, spooky, cold. But this film impressed me a lot.

It takes a lot to actually "freak me out" when watching a film as NO film has ever succeeded in scaring me, but this film is quite intense...it's especially good because the film is taking you somewhere, and then suddenly, there is a smart twist, which left me with my mouth wide open! There are also a few bits in the film that actually make you cringe! But I won't spoil that for you.

I'm not a big fan of Calista Flockhart, but I have to say, she was brilliant in this movie.

All in all, if you want to be spooked and want to watch a film with a decent twist in, I advise you to watch this.

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Release Date:

14 October 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Fragile See more »

Filming Locations:

Reading, Berkshire, England, UK See more »


Box Office


EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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