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 movie is set in a verdant forest landscape but in reality it was shot in a location that had experienced the worst drought in years. For that reason, any bullets or explosions had to be put in digitally so as to reduce the risk of fire.
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...
During the scene of the villagers coming to the mill to receive their food rations, a modern locomotive horn can be heard in the background.
The title and the names of the actors and the production staff are not shown until the end of the film.
$501,691 (Mexico) (3 November 2006)
$37,623,143 (USA) (8 June 2007)
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