Synopsis: A young girl is sexually abused by her father. Thus, begins the disturbing tale of a father and daughter torn apart, thrown into the center of a conspiracy that shocks the nation.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Alejandro Amenábar
Production: The Weinstein Company
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min


Please God, help me.

Please God, help me.

Oh, you're already back,


Oh-oh. What did our

boys break this time?


Let's go in my office.

John, the reason I called you here...

take a seat will you?

Reverend Beaumont dropped by

a little while ago.

He said your daughter is living

in his church. Since when?

Since Tuesday.

This is very awkward.

He gave me this.

She signed it.

- Is there a problem, Boss?

- Shh.

This is Detective Bruce Kenner.

It is October

the 14th, 1990.

State your full name.

- John Gray.

- And your occupation.

Auto mechanic.

Okay, well you already know me,

I already know you so...

...why don't we not play any games and you

can start by telling me why you're here.

Well I'm... I'm really confused

and I've been thinking about...

I've been thinking about this

all night. And I've been praying.

- Does that help? Praying?

- Yeah. Yeah.

But I don't know, you see.

Part of me says it's impossible.

I... I don't remember anything.

It's just impossible.

All right, well then

what is the other part say?

Some things are obvious.

Such as?

First of all I'm completely sure

about one thing.

Angela never lies.

She'd never do that.

Her mother was just like her, a saint.

And I don't know. Little details

like not hugging or kissing me.

So she's...

she's been avoiding you?


And then... also the...


Cut the shit,

take your hat off first of all.

- What?

- Take your hat off.

Why do you think she

was avoiding you, John?

Cause I did it.

I did it.

He admits it, but he doesn't remember

doing it? I don't get it.

He's just stalling for time. I need to talk

to the girl as soon as possible.

Reverend says she

doesn't want to see anybody.

Well I don't care about the Reverend,

right. We need a psychologist.

- A psychologist?

- We need a good one.

Lean on him until he breaks. Do your thing.

It's child abuse, Chief.

Mrs. Gray.

I'll make you some tea, okay?

Mrs. Gray.

Did you know?

The Reverend called me and told me.

But I...

I talked to my son, and...

he flew into a rage. He denied everything.

Reverend, please...

I need to see her.

We've already discussed that, Rose.

She'd rather stay at the church.

Mrs. Gray. You think it would all right if

I went, took a look at Angela's room?

- It's upstairs.

- Thank you.

It's the last door.

- What?

- It's the last door.

Hey Bruce.

This isn't right, we

need a warrant.

She gave us permission. Are you asleep?

Where's the son?

Roy? He left two years ago.

Where'd he go?

You don't know?

You're friends with the family and

you don't know where he went?

They've suffered a lot,

I wouldn't bring that up.

Mrs. Gray.

Have you heard from your grandson?

Not really. He calls sometimes

to say he's okay.


Why did he leave? You think

he was running from his father?

I asked my son last night.

And what did he say?

He took my hand...


we prayed.

It's not an urban legend.

The Satanists are living among us.

Like any religious group,

they worship their lord,

the Devil, and perform horrible rituals.

The question we should ask ourselves...

How can you listen to this right now.

Can I turn it off?

No, turn it off.

It's your car.

John... I knew he had problems

but molesting his daughter?

- I can't believe it.

- Why not?

Because you both go to the same church?

What if? I mean what if... was a caress.

A show of affection?

His daughter exaggerated it.

She's kind of difficult.


That's not what I hear.

- Said she's a little shy.

- I saw her grow up, Bruce.

You've seen that house,

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Alejandro Amenábar

Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972), commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish and Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer. Among other honors, he has won nine Goyas, two European Film Awards and an Oscar. He has written or co-written the screenplays to all six of his movies and composed almost all of the soundtracks. more…

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