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by Guillermo Del Toro


It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain. A twelve-year-old boy named Carlos is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment.

international title: The Devil's Backbone
original title: El espinazo del diablo
country: Spain, Mexico
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Guillermo Del Toro
film run: 106'
release date: ES 20/04/2001, NO 12/07/2002, BE 4/09/2002, FR 8/05/2002
screenplay: Guillermo Del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz
cast: Fernando Tielve, Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Iñigo Garcés
cinematography by: Guillermo Navarro
film editing: Luis de la Madrid
art director: Maria Del Pilar Revuelta
costumes designer: José Vico
music: Javier Navarrete
producer: Bertha Navarro, Augustín Almodóvar
production: El Deseo, Canal+ España, Sogepaq, Anhelo Producciones [MX]; Tequila Gang [MX]
distributor: Warner Bros., SEG (NO)