The Devil's Backbone (2001)

Devil's Backbone
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 46mins.
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Period
Keywords ghost, psychodrama, supernatural
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Agustin Almodovar Producer ("presents") 3 3000001
Luis De La Madrid Editor n/a 172 7000001
Javier Navarrete Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joaquin Manchado Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Guillermo Navarro Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Antonio Trashorras Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
David Muñoz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Pedro Lazaga Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Cesar Macarron Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Cesar Macarron Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Dave Martin Makeup makeup special effects 353 13000003
Miguel Rejas Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Reyes Abades Mechanical Special Effects n/a 121086 23000001
Jorge Hernandez Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Jose Vico Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Sara Bilbatua Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Esther Garcia Production Executive director of production 118216 11000001
Guillermo Del Toro Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michel Ruben Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Irene Visedo Actor Conchita 1 1000006
Berta Ojea Actor Alma 1 1000007
Junio Valverde Actor Santi 1 1000008
Fernando Tielve Actor Carlos 1 1000005
Inigo Garces Actor Jaime 1 1000004
Marisa Paredes Actor Carmen 1 1000002
Federico Luppi Actor Casares 1 1000003
Javier Bardem Actor n/a 1 1000009
Ana Torrent Actor n/a 1 1000010
Jorge Vergara Producer n/a 3 3000005
Rosa Bosch Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Pedro Almodovar Producer ("presents") 3 3000004
Berta Navarro Producer n/a 3 3000003
Adrian Lamana Actor n/a 1 1000011
Guillermo Del Toro Director n/a 2 2000001
Eduardo Noriega Actor Jacinto 1 1000001
Synopsis
The mournful fable of the Santa Lucia School during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. An imposing stone building set on a desolate plateau, the school shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and other abandoned children. Upon his arrival at Santa Lucia, 10-year-old Carlos is confronted with the hostility of Jaime, the oldest of the children. Besides aged professor Casares, the adult personnel of the school includes Carmen, the steely headmistress; Alma, another teacher; Conchita, the cook; and the young caretaker Jacinto. Aggressive and greedy, Jacinto is filled with hatred for the school that houses him and the teachers that raised him. Gradually, Carlos uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school, including the secret that haunts them--Santi, a student who was brutally murdered, and whose pale ghost now wanders the grounds. Who killed Santi on the night when a bomb fell in the center of the courtyard, miraculously without exploding?
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