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The Appeared (2007)

Aparecidos (original title)
Malena and Pablo, two siblings on a trip through Argentina, find a diary describing crimes committed 20 years before. Then, they witness a family hunted down, tortured and murdered step by step following the facts described in the diary.

Director:

Paco Cabezas

Writer:

Paco Cabezas
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ruth Díaz ... Malena
Javier Pereira ... Pablo
Pablo Cedrón Pablo Cedrón ... Gabriel De Luca
Leonora Balcarce Leonora Balcarce ... Amalia Leonardi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Héctor Bidonde ... Daniel Lerhmann
Paco Cabezas ... Tv Chainsaw Psycho Killer
Dámaso Conde Dámaso Conde ... Jimmy 'Pinche' McLaine
Luciano Cáceres Luciano Cáceres ... Manuel Leonardi
Daniel Galanz Daniel Galanz ... Cirujano joven
Silvia Geijo Silvia Geijo ... Camarera
Carolina Hernández Carolina Hernández ... Enfermera Centro Médico
Darío Levy Darío Levy ... Policía Principal
Federico Marrale Federico Marrale ... Policía Joven
Elisa Martín Elisa Martín ... Chica bosque
Sergio Podelei Sergio Podelei ... Hombre Depósito (as Sergio Podeley)
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One night Malena and Pablo, a sister and brother traveling together in Argentina, discover a diary that details crimes committed twenty years ago. That same night, the past and present intertwine; before the siblings' helpless eyes, a family is persecuted, tortured, and murdered step-by-step in the manner described in the diary. The siblings' trip becomes a nightmare, in which they don't know if the people whom they're trying to save are real... or manifestations of something that occurred twenty years ago. Following the trail of 'the disappeared', they discover that, beyond the fiction, the true horror is hidden in the reality: 30 000 people were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered under Argentina's military dictatorship. The people forget, but the pain, as a physical presence, lives on. Written by The Gomorrahizer <gomorrahizer@gomorrahy.com>

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Loved this movie!!!!

I really loved this movie. Not your typical horror spooky movie, and I still get chills from it. I saw this movie three times. Loved the soundtrack, loved Ruth Diaz in this movie. Every emotion she felt, I felt. Talk about fear. This movie haunts me daily. In order to appreciate all that this movie has to offer, you should first learn more about the actual horrific crimes against the 30,000 people that disappeared in Argentina from 1976-1983. Knowing this first will make your heart ache and jump as you watch how this movie unfolds, untwists and as it opens up to let you in and keeps you there. That is what I felt the director was trying to do but for some people, they may not know of the horrors of the forced disappearances that happen in many other countries around the world. This movie really opened my eyes to these horrors.


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Country:

Sweden | Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

12 December 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Argentina

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$284,801
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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