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Frágiles (2005)

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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.

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Jaume Balagueró
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Calista Flockhart ... Amy Nicholls
Richard Roxburgh ... Robert Marcus
Elena Anaya ... Helen Perez
Gemma Jones ... Mrs. Folder
Yasmin Murphy Yasmin Murphy ... Maggie
Colin McFarlane ... Roy
Michael Pennington ... Marcus
Daniel Ortiz ... Matt
Susie Trayling Susie Trayling ... Susan
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
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Storyline

As the new night nurse at a soon to be abandoned children's hospital readies the last group of orphans to leave, it becomes increasingly clear that these are not normal children. Something living in the hospital, something the children call the "mechanical girl," has a terrifying hold over them and will stop at nothing to keep them in the hospital with her forever. Written by Anonymous

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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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Official Sites:

Filmax

Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Fragile See more »

Filming Locations:

Reading, Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€801,331 (Spain), 30 October 2005
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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Sleeping Beauty" animated clip is not an excerpt from an animated film, but was created specifically for this movie. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of Amy's first shift as Helen is leaving, Helen picks up the phone and calls Max to let him know that 'lights out' in five minutes. But minutes before as Mrs. Folder is showing Amy around, she tells her that the phones have been turned off. See more »

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References Sleeping Beauty (1959) See more »

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Two (Vaya Con Dios)
performed by Ill Nino
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Ally McBooooo?
19 February 2006 | by rambrandt1234See all my reviews

There is acting life (albeit horrific) after Ally McBeal! No kidding, I didn't know she could act. But Calista Flockhart can with fluid aplomb as demonstrated by this horror gem. Similar to "The Skeleton Key" in its plot and feel, this hospital horror boo-donit moves quickly into the murky depths of the strange goings-on at a children's hospital that is soon to be closed. When the new night nurse, Amy, played by Flockhart, arrives to take the place of the last (fleeing) night nurse, the creepy nature of the recent 'accidents' of the children and their subsequent fearful behavior give her pangs of heart-felt anguish at their suffering. Her protective instincts (heightened by a job related trauma she herself recently experienced) kick into high gear, and she begins stalking the underlying cause of these events, although the rest of the staff buttress the mystery with listless denial, or is their passivity a part of a larger, more sinister cover-up? The haunting music, sound and visual effects transparently blend together in a well spun intensity that doesn't require the more overtly obvious shock-factor 'bumps in the night' and miscues holding other less dramatically driven, cheap-thrills horror movies together. Hey, we all know its not real, but so is your money, and you won't be wasting it if you rent this movie!


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