The Devil's Backbone


This ghost story is set in an orphanage in Spain, at the tail end of the Spanish civil war. A young boy arrives, and is given the bed of a boy who recently died, and whose ghost is said to haunt the area. Apart from dealing with the creepy janitor, and the class bully, the young boy starts seeing weird apparitions and visions, which seem related to the dead boy. Unfortunately we can't reveal more without spoiling the plot. Although it is in Spanish with English subtitles, don't let that put you off if you are a fan of the genre. Check the ratings.


106 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence) .
Drama, Horror
So how did you EXPECT the devil to look?
So how did you EXPECT the devil to look?

Credits

Cast
Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés,Irene Visedo
Director
Guillermo del Toro
ScreenplayGuillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz
MusicJavier Navarrete, Pedro Navarrete
CinematographyGuillermo Navarro
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2001
Produced byAnhelo Producciones, Canal+ España, El Deseo S.A., Good Machine, Sogepaq, Tequila Gang





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
15
Box Office
Ed Scheid
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
10

What the People say

Internet
1823 Netizens
15

Average .. 70%

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