The Devils Backbone 2001 - Trailer
Genres: Horror, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Federico Luppi, Juan Carlos Vellido, José Luis Torrijo, Íñigo Garcés, Fernando Tielve, José Luis Torrijo, Francisco Maestre, Íñigo Garcés, Víctor Barroso, Víctor Elías, Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató, Francisco Fernández, Álvaro Vega, Martín Hernández, Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató, Jonás Batuecas, Javier Bódalo, Martín Hernández, Daniel Cuño, Rubén Escamilla, Andreas Muñoz, José Manuel Lorenzo, Eduardo Noriega, Adrián Serna, Adrián Lamana, Marisa Paredes, Javier González Sánchez, Víctor Elías, Irene Visedo, Álvaro Román
Director(s): Guillermo del Toro
Trailer: The Devil"s Backbone (2001)
After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys" orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.
España, finales de los años 30, Carlos, un niño de 12 años, es abandonado por su tutor en el orfanato de Santa Lucía; una construcción imponente aislada en medio de un páramo desolado.
El colegio esconde, a lo largo de sus lóbregos pasillos, una serie de relaciones viciadas entre los adultos que viven allí; principalmente entre el cuarteto protagonista compuesto por Carmen (la directora), Casares (un maduro profesor), Jacinto (el agresivo portero) y Conchita (una joven maestra). Pronto surgirá una violenta rivalidad entre Carlos y Jaime, un adolescente de carácter tortuoso y hostil que ejerce de líder natural para el resto de sus alumnos. via cameo
Synopsis:It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco's right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress named Carmen and a kindly Professor Casares, both of whom are sympathetic to the doomed Republican cause. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. First of all, there was that initial encounter with the orphanage's nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room the one with the deep well. Second, and more inexplicable, is the presence of a ghost, one of the former occupants of the orphanage named Santi. Not long after Carlos' arrival, Santi latches onto Carlos, badgering him incessantly at night and gloomily intoning, "Many of you will die." As if that wasn't enough to keep the orphanage's occupants in an unrelenting state of terror, there's the un-exploded bomb that dominates the orphanage's courtyard, still ticking away; With the orphanage left defenseless by its isolation, and the swift progression of Franco's troops, the ghost's prediction seems depressingly accurate. Nevertheless, with every step of the plot, it becomes apparent that the ghost's predictions as to who (or what) will die, the real source of danger and even the definition of death itself may be more ambiguous than first thought.