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.
Guillermo del Toro repeatedly said "no" to Hollywood producers, in spite of being offered double the budget provided the film was made in English. He didn't want any compromise in the storyline to suit the "market needs".
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 the mill is attacked by the guerrilla, the whether is rainy and wet, and it's dark outside. But the sun can be seen on top of the trees in the distance.
The two "Stick Insects" are credited as Cheech and Chong, after which it says "MAY THEY REST IN PEACE".
$779,427 31 December 2006
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