Abandoned, The

Category: feature
Director: Nacho Cerda
Country: Spain, United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Length: 96'
Production Status: completed


An American film producer named Marie returns to her homeland, Russia, where her mother's dead body has been found under bizarre circumstances. She never knew her, having been adopted and brought to America as a baby. The only clue to what might have happened is an isolated, abandoned farm in the mountains that supposedly belonged to her natural parents. She inherits the place, but no one will take her there as local superstitions state that the area is... DAMNED. Only one man will embark on such a long and dangerous journey... A stranger that oddly seems to know quite a bit about her history... But once they arrive, the guide mysteriously disappears, forcing Marie to explore the derelict location alone. It is in ruins, scarred with evidence of savage violence.
She discovers someone else on the property... A man named Boris, who claims to have been lured there in exactly the same manner, so that he could discover the truth behind his unknown past as well.
They become stranded in the immense compound, plagued by terrifying, ghostly visions... The problem is that the ghosts that wander around are THEIR OWN. Dead replicas of themselves marauder between the buildings in the night...
Time begins to move in reverse as history re-lives itself in front of their very eyes. While both their ghosts, illustrating exactly how they will die, patiently await their living counterparts to expire.
Can they escape their destinies? Or kill their own ghosts?
A cycle of horror comes to fruition, as they discover the reason they have been summoned for this perverse reunion...
And the brutal secret behind their bloodline.

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