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Abracadabra (2017)

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A housewife struggles with her husband after he is possessed by a ghost.


Pablo Berger


Pablo Berger
2 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Maribel Verdú ... Carmen
Antonio de la Torre ... Carlos
Priscilla Delgado ... Toñi
Javier Antón ... Fernando (Novio)
Bea de la Cruz Bea de la Cruz ... Isabel (Novia)
Rocío Calvo Rocío Calvo ... Encarna
José Mota ... Pepe
Nacho Marraco Nacho Marraco ... Cura
Paco Churruca Paco Churruca ... Fotógrafo
Victoria Sáez Victoria Sáez ... Ratera Súper
Fabia Castro Fabia Castro ... Chica Hostal Tutankamon
Mario Alonso ... Chico Hostal Tutankamon
Josep Maria Pou ... Dr. Fumetti (as José María Pou)
Malena Gutiérrez ... Rosario
Janfri Topera Janfri Topera ... Rogelio


Carmen is a housewife from Madrid mother of teen Toñi and married with the macho man and obsessed with soccer Carlos, which her daily life complicating due to the abusive character of Carlos. During the party after a wedding of Carmen's nephew, her cousin Pepe decides prove his abilities as showman with a hypnosis session. After Carlos mocks Pepe in front of all invited, a ghost possesses Carlos, suffering strange and radical changes of attitudes and behaviors. Meeting with Pepe, Carmen looking for answers to discover what's happening. Helped by Prof. Fumetti, Pepe's mentor, Carmen realizes that Carlos is possessed by the spirit of Tito, a schizophrenic young man who in early 80's killed his own mother and a several assistants to a wedding party before commit suicide in the same restaurant where he worked and where Carmen's nephew celebrated his party. With time running out, Carmen and Pepe try to exorcise the evil spirit before Carlos be totally annulled by Tito, at the same time ... Written by Chockys

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Rated R for violent bloody images, language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Written by Steve Miller
Performed by Steve Miller Band
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Wow way better than I could imagine!
26 December 2017 | by seriousangel2See all my reviews

I was going to watch this so I could pass the time till I fell asleep.The beginning was a bit boring,if you have the capacity to get past this. this movie is really a lot deeper than first glance. I was shocked at the ending and sadden. I am not going to give away the story because if you have a decent attention span this movie is really good. If you are a YouTube watcher then you will not have the ability to allow the story to develop. I would say this is a black comedy. it was worth the watch

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Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abracadabra See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Madrid, Spain See more »


Box Office


EUR5,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,942, 17 September 2017

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos


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