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Childish Games (2012)

Dictado (original title)
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Julia becomes an orphan and is taken in by Laura and Daniel, one of her father's childhood friends. The child makes Daniel remember the horrifying past he had chosen to bury.


Antonio Chavarrías (screenplay), Sergi Belbel (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Diego Botto ... Daniel
Bárbara Lennie ... Laura
Mágica Pérez Mágica Pérez ... Julia
Marc Rodríguez ... Mario
Àgata Roca Àgata Roca ... Luisa
Nora Navas ... Beatriz
Cristina Azofra Cristina Azofra ... Clara
Adrián Bermúdez Adrián Bermúdez ... Daniel niño
Pedro Muiño Pedro Muiño ... Mario niño
Monti Castiñeiras ... Alfonso
Dolors Tuneu Dolors Tuneu ... Chus
Maria Pau Pigem Maria Pau Pigem ... Doctora Moreno
Carles Prats Carles Prats ... Oriol
Celia Rico Clavellino ... Canguro (as Celia Rico)
Txitxu Llamas Txitxu Llamas ... Sacerdote


The teachers Daniel and Laura work at the same school and live together. Laura wants to have a baby, but her gynecologist has just informed that she cannot have children. One day, a weird man named Mario meets Daniel at school and asks him to visit his daughter Julia to help him but Daniel tells that he should go to the doctor to seek for help. A couple of days later, Mario commits suicide and Daniel sees on the front page of a newspaper. Laura tells to Daniel that they should go to the funeral and Daniel accepts her suggestion. When Laura sees Julia, she requests to be the temporary guardianship until a member of the family claims for her. Daniel is affected by the presence of Julia and calls her Clara. Soon a dark and creepy secret of Daniel and Mario's past haunt Daniel, affecting his relationship with Laura. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Thriller


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Good Spanish Thriller :)
29 August 2012 | by ssonnenberg77See all my reviews

http://popgoesthereview.com/2012/08/30/childish-games-dictado/ Hey guys,this is my critic review of Childish Games. I really liked it, hope you will take time to read my review! In the review I talk about how sins of the past come back to haunt Daniel, the main actor played by Juan Diego Botto. The actors all did a superb job, and made this an atmospheric thriller that most will enjoy. However, I do not see it scaring everyone. I really enjoyed the acting of the young actors, and its all of theirs first IMDb credit and therefore, their first big screen debut. In particular I liked how great Magica Perez did in her on screen debut. I would love to see more films from Spain and the Spanish world. I am setting out right now to go get The Skin I Live In. Anyways the link will provide you with the full review I have of this movie :)

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9 March 2012 (Spain) See more »

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Barcelona, Spain See more »


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