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Childish Games (2012)

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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.

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Antonio Chavarrías (screenplay), Sergi Belbel (original story) | 2 more credits »
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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
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Storyline

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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Very creepy story
31 July 2012 | by MoviesRTSee all my reviews

At first I wasn't sure about this movie. I have a problem with movies that require you to read the subtitles but this turned out to be a very good movie despite that.

I honestly kept thinking this story was going in a different direction, so it really caught me by surprise once you figured out what was really happening.

The flashbacks can get confusing sometimes, but it was very well woven into the storyline.

I won't say anything more about the story. You really should go into this one knowing nothing about it.

A very good psychological thriller all the way to the end.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (Spain) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$419,559
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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