The Devil's Backbone Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for The Devil's Backbone the Movie

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In the final days of the Spanish Civil War, staff and children at a remote orphanage run by loyalists Casares (Luppi) and Carmen (Paredes) prepare for an uncertain fate. Carlos (Tielve) is a new arrival who quickly learns that there are many secrets, including the (possible) ghost of schoolboy Santi. Sinister janitor Jacinto (Noriega) also thinks there's gold hidden somewhere and is determined to find it. Uneasy combination of history and the supernatural. Spanish with subtitles.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from Spanish, Mexican.

Cast and Crew

Childhood Visions, Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins, Betrayal, School Daze, Jealousy, Spain, Period Piece: 1930s, Adoption & Orphans, Spanish Civil War
Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorros, David Munoz
Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Eduardo Noriega, Fernando Tielve, Inigo Garces, Irene Visedo, Berta Ojea
Guillermo Navarro
Guillermo del Toro
Javier Navarrete
Miguel Rejas, Luis de la Madrid, Cesar Macarron, Jose Vico
Bertha Navarro, Augustin Almodovar, El Deseo, Tequila Gang, Anhelo Producciones, Sony Pictures Classics

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