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.
On disc 2 of the Platinum Series DVD, Guillermo del Toro points out that he intentionally placed "Faun" references throughout the movie, the most obvious examples being seen at the entrance to the labyrinth and in the shape of the tree of the Giant Toad.
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...
The instructions tell Ofelia to turn the hourglass over when the door opens, but she waits until she has entered the Pale Man's domain.
The two "Stick Insects" are credited as Cheech and Chong, after which it says "MAY THEY REST IN PEACE".
$501,691 (Mexico) (3 November 2006)
$37,623,143 (USA) (8 June 2007)
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