The Devil's Backbone
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In the last days of the Spanish Civil War, on a desolate plateau sits the Santa Lucia School, where the orphans of the left-wing Republican forces await the inevitable arrival of Franco's fascists. It is run by steely headmistress Carmen (Marisa Paredes), widow of a leftist poet, and old professor Cásares (Federico Luppi), with the help of the mysteriously hateful caretaker, Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega). Ten-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve), a recent arrival, gradually uncovers the school's dark secret; a student (Junio Valverde) was brutally murdered, and his pale ghost wanders the grounds. From acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Cronos), this supernatural melodrama and unpredictable ghost story is also a telling political allegory for the brutal war raging just outside the school's walls.

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Directors

Guillermo del Toro

Studio

Sony Pictures

Subtitles

English
English (CC)

Released year

2002

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Duration

1 h 47 min

Genres

Drama
Foreign/Independent
Horror

Size

6.27 GB (1080p HD)
3.26 GB (720p HD)
2.13 GB (SD)

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