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 gave up his entire salary, including back-end points, to see this film become realized. To this day, he believes it was worth it.
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...
After the car stops for Carmen at the start of the film, Carmen gets back into the car first followed by Ofelia who is sitting on the right hand side as they drive off. When the car arrives at the mill Carmen gets out of the car from the right hand side followed by Ofelia.
The title and the names of the actors and the production staff are not shown until the end of the film.
€1,545,313 (Spain) (15 October 2006)
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