The Orphanage

The Orphanage (2007)

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Continuity mistake: The amount of sacks by the oven that Laura moves away keeps increasing and decreasing randomly all the time.

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Continuity mistake: When the medium leaves the bedroom following the first countdown, she turns right out of the room, but then 'backtracks' on herself, passing the room she had just left (you can see the chair she was sitting on in the background). However, Enrique, on his house plan, marks her walking in the direction she first took (right) and not as if she had turned left out of the room.


Revealing mistake: When Laura falls in the bathtub, a stunt is doing the fall, because her hair colour and style changes.

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Continuity mistake: When Laura discovers the basement door, a yellow iron pillar falls against the door. In the following shot the pillar is back on its place.

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Continuity mistake: When Laura chases a missing Simon to the cave she injures her right leg. In the hospital her left leg is bandaged. (00:33:50 - 00:34:55)


Aurora: Seeing is not believing. It's the other way around. Believe, and you will see.

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Question: The game they play near the start (the knock on wood game) seems pretty interesting. Is the point of it not to get caught moving or is there another goal? Also, can someone help me with the Spanish translation? I can't hear what the Spanish for Knock on Wood is. Thanks.


Chosen answer: It's a Spanish version of Red Light, Green Light where you'd try not to get caught moving. I haven't watched the film in a while but I believe she says "Uno, dos, tres, toca la pared". Hope that helps!

Angela Brown
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