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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Excellent Story!!!!!!!
7 February 2009 | by dtobias9See all my reviews

If you want something different than the usual horror genre, this is the movie for you. I would personally describe it as horror with a supernatural twist/thriller within a mystery. Long description, but that's what it is. I wanted to see it first and foremost because it was filmed in Madrid, Spain (having lived there, some things were recognizable), and I am a fan of supernatural horror flicks. The plot of this movie was NOT predictable whatsoever, which is good. I hate movies you can figure out in the first five minutes of watching them. I was so engaged in the film that I did not move from seat for fear of missing one little detail. There are some parts that made me gasp even, and what you find out in the end is really disturbing,intriguing, and extremely unexpected. Oh, and just a further note, the Spanish they speak in the movie is a castilian dialect, but that's why they have English subtitles.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,801
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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