R | | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
The most successful Spanish language film at the US box office, surpassing the previous holder of that title, Like Water for Chocolate (1992).
A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside...
When Ofelia bites her finger under her mother's bed, you can see the tube she is squeezing the blood out of.
The two "Stick Insects" are credited as Cheech and Chong, after which it says "MAY THEY REST IN PEACE".
€1,545,313 (Spain) (15 October 2006)
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