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Laberinto del fauno, El (2006)
Mexico / Spanish
"Innocence Has A Power Evil Cannot Imagine. "
In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Ivana Baquero Ofelia
Sergi López Capitán Vidal
Maribel Verdú Mercedes
Doug Jones Pan/Pale Man
Ariadna Gil Carmen Vidal
Álex Angulo Dr. Ferreiro
Manolo Solo Garcés
César Vea Serrano
Roger Casamajor Pedro
Ivan Massagué El Tarta
Gonzalo Uriarte Francés
Eusebio Lázaro Padre - Father
Francisco Vidal Cura - Priest (as Paco Vidal)
Juanjo Cucalón Mayor
Lina Mira Mayor's Wife
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Producer: Álvaro Augustín,Alfonso Cuarón,Bertha Navarro,Guillermo del Toro,Frida Torresblanco
Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Innocence and brutality
I saw the movie yesterday in the Spanish premiere and I confirm: it's one of the best Guillermo del Toro's films (if not the best ever). Innocence and brutality, fantasy and reality, together in a wonderful fairy tale about the power of magic in dark times. The performances are great, mainly from Sergi López, Maribel Verdú and the big revelation of the film: the 12 years girl Ivana Baquero. Del Toro repeats the context of the film "El Espinazo del Diablo" ("The Devil's Backbone"), the Spanish Post-Civil War, with the same philosophy: the supernatural invading the daily life in a depressive environment and the innocence of children trapped between both world. But "El Laberinto del Fauno" is most compact, most mature and best done in very aspects, and perhaps it's the most personal movie from Del Toro.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 8.5
Musician: Javier Navarrete
Running time: 120 min / UK
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3