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.
Proposed as the middle film in a trilogy about the Spanish Civil War. This would make The Devil's Backbone (2001) the first film in the series. As of 2016, Guillermo del Toro has no immediate plans (or indeed time in his schedule) to start work on the third film.
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 Vidal slices the mirror with the razor, the shaving cream is disturbed by finger marks in one shot while in all others it is smooth.
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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