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 first started writing ideas for the film in 1993.
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...
In the scene where Ofelia picks up her little brother to take him with her, the baby is crying and making noise but when she turns around you can see the baby is a doll and is not animated in any way.
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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