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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
After losing his father, 10-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve) arrives at the Santa Lucia School, which shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and is taken in by the steely headmistress, Carmen (Marisa Paredes), and the kindly professor, Casares (Federico Luppi). Soon after his arrival, Carlos has a run-in with the violent caretaker, Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega). Gradually, Carlos uncovers the secrets of the school, including the youthful ghost that wanders the grounds.

Cast: Marisa Paredes , Eduardo Noriega , Federico Luppi , Fernando Tielve , Irene Visedo , Iñigo Garcés ,

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Devil's Backbone (2001)

Release Date: November 21st, 2001|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • June 07, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Excellent film. Professionally accomplished in all aspects. Coherently organized and perfectly paced. A keeper.

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