The Abandoned

A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) and the appearance of another man who has been drawn to the farm for the same reasons.

Directed by: Nacho Cerdà
Genres: Horror, Thriller,
Production Company:

The Abandoned -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 11-09-2006
  • Runtime: 99 Minutes
  • Popularity: 7.22
  • Vote Count: 121
  • IMDB Rating: 5.4
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: Bulgaria ( BG ), Spain ( ES ), United Kingdom ( GB ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Anastasia Hille - Azwaad Movie Database Anastasia Hille Marie Jones
Karel Roden - Azwaad Movie Database Karel Roden Nicolai
Valentin Ganev - Azwaad Movie Database Valentin Ganev Andrei Misharin / Kolya Kaidavosky
Paraskeva Djukelova - Azwaad Movie Database Paraskeva Djukelova Marie's Mother
Carlos Reig-Plaza - Azwaad Movie Database Carlos Reig-Plaza Anatoliy
Marta Yaneva - Azwaad Movie Database Marta Yaneva Natalya
Jasmina Marinova - Azwaad Movie Database Jasmina Marinova Patriarch's Wife
Svetlana Smoleva - Azwaad Movie Database Svetlana Smoleva Bearded Patriarch's wife '1966'
Anna Panayotova - Azwaad Movie Database Anna Panayotova Bearded Patriarch's daughter '1966'
Monica Baunova - Azwaad Movie Database Monica Baunova Emily
Photo Name Department
Julio Fernández-Production Julio Fernández Production (Producer)
Julio Fernández-Production Julio Fernández Production (Executive Producer)
Carlos Fernández-Production Carlos Fernández Production (Executive Producer)
Xavi Giménez-Camera Xavi Giménez Camera (Director of Photography)
Richard Stanley-Writing Richard Stanley Writing (Screenplay)
Jorge Macaya-Editing Jorge Macaya Editing (Editor)
Karim Hussain-Writing Karim Hussain Writing (Screenplay)
Nacho Cerdà-Writing Nacho Cerdà Writing (Screenplay)
Nacho Cerdà-Directing Nacho Cerdà Directing (Director)
Alfons Conde-Sound Alfons Conde Sound (Original Music Composer)

See Full Cast & Crew of The Abandoned


I am honestly surprised that this film got such a high rating on this site and many other sites, for that matter. It seems like I may be one of the few who didn't like it and even though "The Abandoned" is a watchable horror/drama flick that can be mostly appreciated for the nice imagery, I mostly found it redundant and tedious. To me, it was like an hour and a half of pointless sequences and bogus scares and while I do appreciate creative and artistic dark imagery, it can become ineffective when the story is not held properly. I mean, directors like Dario Argento can get away with plain stories, pointless sequences and underdeveloped characters... because he makes his films entertaining and puzzling. Nacho Cerdá, on the other hand, cannot. flawless and the setup is brilliant as well, but the movie still doesn't work. Why? because it's tedious! I'm pretty sure that several "serious" movie lovers will claim that people who think this film is dull, it's because they are untrained watchers who can only appreciate torture porn and fast-paced films with a lot of action. Well, it's really not my case, because I actually have great tolerance for low-paced films. The low-pace, in several films serves a purpose, but not with this film. In "The Abandoned", a film producer named Marie, who lives in the United States with her young daughter, goes back to her homeland in Russia, when she is informed that she has inherited an old house from her parents. Unfortunately for her, the place is situated in the middle of nowhere and Marie is not exactly familiarized with the Russian language or the culture in general. Without having a clue of anything, she intends to visit the place anyway with the help of a guide, who disappears in the middle of the night under strange circumstances. Completely desperate and with no one else to turn to, Marie starts looking for her guide, without realizing that something is waiting for her out there: Secrets from the past, that have been waiting for over 40 years, and that she's about to discover in the worst possible way. This was really a great disappointment for me. I was expecting a promising story, exploring a family drama and all I got, was the same worn out plot about the impossibility of escaping fate and our past (I think we had enough of that silliness already). I guess "The Abandoned" is overall watchable. Definitely not a masterpiece, but still not the worst movie ever. A movie that is going to be appreciated mostly by people who are in favor of those long and unnecessary situations that lead to nothing whatsoever and video-game sequences that don't add anything at all. By the way, the story supposedly takes place in Russia, even though it was actually filmed in Bulgaria and they didn't do a very good job hiding it. It's not the first time that a movie supposedly takes place in one coun

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