The Devil’s Backbone

The living will always be more dangerous than the dead.

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Title
The Devil's Backbone
Original Title
El Espinazo del Diablo
Genres
Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Tagline
The living will always be more dangerous than the dead.
Release Date
20 April 2001
Overview
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.
Director
Guillermo del Toro
Actors
Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Marisa Paredes, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés, Irene Visedo, José Manuel Lorenzo, Francisco Maestre, Junio Valverde, Berta Ojea, Adrián Lamana, Daniel Esparza, Javier Gonzalez Sanchez
Writer
David Muñoz, Antonio Trashorras
Author
Producer
Guillermo del Toro, Pedro Almodóvar
Director of Photography
Guillermo Navarro
Original Music Composer
Javier Navarrete
Country
 Spain,   Mexico
Languages
Español
Runtime
1 h 46 min
Production
Producciones Anhelo, Canal+ España, Tequila Gang, Sogepaq, El Deseo
Budget
$4,500,000
Certification
R
Revenue
$6,459,020
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