El orfanato

Genre: Documentary
39 min

One, two, three,

knock on the wall!

One, two, three,

knock on the wall!

Good Shepherd Orphanage, hello?

lt's all ready.

She's playing.

We haven't told heryet.

She'll be happy in her new home.

Don't worry.

See you then.


will miss you a lot, Laura.

Got you!



l'll go, it's my turn.

l'm coming!


They're outside.


Go to sleep.

Simon, darling.

Oh, l see!

Watson and Pepe

have played very late,

now they can't get in?

Come on, in you go.

Aren't you

a bit old forthis?

Weren't you scared here,

when you were little?

You couldn't be afraid.

There was a gang of us,

and there was the lighthouse...


-lt's still there,

but it doesn't work anymore.

l'll show you tomorrow.

Why doesn't it work?

Can you keep a secret?

Actually, it does work.

But the light's invisible,

it protects us.

lnvisible light?

OK, try this.

Look at the window, overthere.

Don't move.

See it?

Did you see it?

Those kids that are coming,

why can't they stay at home?

They're special children,

and they need

a lot of special care.

They can't come and go,

they need a home.

You understand?

Can l sleep with you tonight?

You're pushing it, kiddo!

Dad, are you coming to the beach?

Aren't Watson and Pepe going?

No, they didn't sleep

a wink last night.

You're such a smartass!

Friends only when it suits.

OK, wise guy, take your pill.

''S'' for Simon!

Go upstairs and get your bag.

Dad'll meet us there later.

One of us should talk to him.

About his invisible friends.

He's lonely, he's bored.

lt's normal.

He'll forget them

as soon as the real kids arrive.

Everything will work out.

We'll have a great home.

l'm so glad we're here together.



And lighthouse.

Once upon a time there was

a very, very bad pirate

who hid his treasures

in a cave, near a lighthouse.

-What treasures?

-Stolen treasures.

But it wasn't easy

to get into the cave.

How did they get in?

They'd click a stone

in a gap in the rocks...


Simon, come on!

What's your name?

l'm Simon.

Do you want to play?

Why can't you play?

Do you want to come to my house

to play later?

What are you doing?


But Watson and Pepe

didn't come.

lt's another boy.

He shouldn't play here.

lt's dangerous.

Come on, let's go.

Can he come home to play?

Why are you dropping shells?

lt's a path

for my friend to follow

so he can come and play.

-He made a new friend. How's that?

-Another one?

We won't have room

for all these kids.

Good afternoon.

Sorry l didn't call

but l couldn't get your number.

Benigna Escobedo.

l'm a social worker.

l'm sorry you've come so far

but there are no interviews today.


No, l'm here for Simon.

What a sitting room!

lt's a beautiful house.

How did you find it?

l grew up here.

lt was an orphanage.

l wanted to return,

so l thought of the home.


For special children.

That's not why you came?

You'll need a lot of people


lt's not that kind of a home.

We'll be happy

with 5 or 6 children.

More would be too complicated.

What about Simon?

Yes, of course!

l received his file yesterday

and thought:

''l should visit them,

in case they need anything.''

Will you make many changes?

Sorry, l don't understand

why you're here.

This information's old.

l know, but l received it.

There are new treatments,

an experimental program

that requires an application,

You might be interested.

My husband is a doctor.

We're aware of all treatments

for Simon's disease.

Now please leave.

Simon doesn't know he's adopted,

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