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The Haunting (2009)

No-Do (original title)
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Francesca is a pediatrician who is dedicated to both motherhood and children, married to another physician, Pedro. Following the birth of a new child, Francesca begins to suffer from ... See full summary »

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Elio Quiroga

Writer:

Elio Quiroga
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Torrent ... Francesca
Francisco Boira ... Pedro
Héctor Colomé ... Miguel
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Blanca (as Alfonsa Rosso)
Miriam Cepa Miriam Cepa ... Rosa
Rocío Muñoz-Cobo ... Jean (as Rocío Muñoz)
Francisco Casares Francisco Casares ... Gabriel
Alejandra Lorenzo Alejandra Lorenzo ... Niña
Sonia Lázaro Sonia Lázaro ... Niña 2
Cristina Rodríguez Cristina Rodríguez ... Niña 3
Lucía Navarro Lucía Navarro ... Paqui
Aitor Gaviria Aitor Gaviria ... Senel
Stefan Nicoll Stefan Nicoll ... Monje
Óscar Navarro Óscar Navarro ... Miguel 30
Eva Gallardo Eva Gallardo ... Monja 1
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Francesca is a pediatrician who is dedicated to both motherhood and children, married to another physician, Pedro. Following the birth of a new child, Francesca begins to suffer from postpartum depression. Following the advice of friend and psychiatrist Jean, the couple move to a new home away from the city. But Francesca's obsession with her new baby engulfs her. Regardless of Pedro's and Jean's attempts to help her, she seems to drift dangerously close to madness. And to make matters worse, she is starting to hear and see things. Furtive figures and ghostly shadows start tormenting her. The large house in which she and her family live alone seems to hide terrible secrets. Both the cellar and the attic are locked and barred to the family, and it is from both these places that Francesca receives nocturnal visits that are slowly driving her mad. Written by Anonymous

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Welcome To Your Worst Nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images | See all certifications »

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The film finishes with a Philip K. Dick quote: "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others". See more »

Connections

References Minnie the Moocher (1932) See more »

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Sintonía del No-Do
Written by Manuel Parada (as Manuel Parada de la Puente)
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It would be much better if it had more tension and a less confusing plot.
3 November 2017 | by filipemanuelnetoSee all my reviews

Lately, Spanish cinema has toasted us with some interesting horror and thriller films. "The Orphanage" is an example that I can refer to and that I remember right now. So I was expecting more from this movie. The plot consists of the story of a family going to live in the countryside, to a house where a Catholic bishop lived. Of course, that house has a lot of obscure secrets, but this is quite evident from the start. Incidentally, the whole film is quite predictable and this spoils the potential pleasure of watching it. But the biggest problem is the amount of subplots that mix like the threads of a spaghetti, quickly causing such a confusion in the public's head that it simply loses interest in the story.

This film didn't create a continuous and growing feel of tension or discomfort, basing itself on scares to make "American style" horror. As for the actors, I don't know any of them, I'm not the greatest connoisseur of the actors in the country next to mine, but I felt that none of them stood out for the positive, even though everyone has done his work reasonably enough. Special effects and CGI seemed to me solid and decent.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$843,905
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| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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