The Devil’s Backbone

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Director

Guillermo del Toro

Cast

Marisa Paredes as Carmen

Eduardo Noriega as Jacinto

Federico Luppi as Cásares

Fernando Tielve as Carlos

Irene Visedo as Conchita

Inigo Garces as Jaime

Jose Manuel Lorenzo as Marcelo

Paco Maestre as El Puerco

Writers

Guillermo del Toro (written by)

Antonio Trashorras (written by)

David Munoz (written by)


Summary

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

Genre

Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Horror

Released

November 21, 2001

Runtime

1hr 46min

MPAA

R, for violence, language and some sexuality

Additional Credits

Music By

Cinematographer

Associate Producers

Film Editing