The Devil's Backbone
The Devil's Backbone ★★ El Espinazo del Diablo 2001 (R)
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. 106m/C VHS, DVD . SP MX Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Eduardo Noriega, Fernando Tielve, Inigo Garces, Irene Visedo, Berta Ojea; D: Guillermo del Toro; W: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorros, David Munoz; C: Guillermo Navarro; M: Javier Navarrete.