The Devil's Backbone (15)

El espinazo del diablo

The Devil's Backbone

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This film was last shown on 17 October 2018

In the final days of the Spanish Civil War, Republican sympathisers Casares (Federico Luppi) and Carmen (Marisa Parades) nervously await an end to hostilities in a remote orphanage. When Carlos (Fernando Tielve) arrives following the death of his father, he is tormented by a phantom child who relays a dire warning: "Many of you will die." A politically charged ghost story, The Devil's Backboneis a film about the horrors of war. With a screenplay pre-dating his debut Cronos (1993), itis often cited as del Toro's most personal film; the director himself sees it as his best work


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Director
Guillermo del Toro
Year
2001
Duration
106 mins
Language
Spanish
Cast
Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Marisa Paredes

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