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.
While some viewers believe Ofelia's eating the grapes in the Pale Man's den to be something of a "too dumb to live" moment for the young heroine, it would actually seem to be a reference to what turns out to be her ultimate virtue: Courageous ... ...
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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