The Abandoned

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Released 2007

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
The Abandoned is a 2006 Spanish-British horror film directed by Nacho Cerda and starring Anastasia Hile, Karel Roden, and Valentin Goshev. The film tells the story of an adopted girl that returns to her homeland of Russia to take over the farm she has recently inherited. When Marie travels from the United States to Russia take a look at the farm, she discovers that the locals refuse to take her there. When she finally convinces a man to take her there, he quickly disappears after their arrival. While exploring the property, Marie meets Boris, who claims to have been taken to the property under similar circumstances. As ghosts of the past, and future, taunt Marie, she becomes unable to leave the property. Boris and Marie must then fight their way out of the property if they want o stay alive.

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  • 70

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Minimally plotted but beautifully atmospheric nightmare.

  • 40

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    After a while, Mr. Cerdà exhausts his repertory of spooky effects -- too many dark hallways and illogical, foreboding point-of-view shots -- and you begin to hunger for exposition...

  • 16

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The gimmick in The Abandoned is that people battle their zombie doubles, whom they can't kill, since they'd be killing themselves. But the movie sinks so deep into deathly atmosphe...

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