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Title:
El espinazo del Diablo
Author:
García, Esther, 1956-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2002]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
During the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is abandoned at a completely isolated orphanage. The tensions therein have been building for years, exacerbated by the unexploded bomb resting menacingly in the courtyard. Bullies scheme, tempers flare, and a ghost that visits Carlos's bed seems to be the key to it all.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

Special features: Director and cinematographer commentary; making-of featurette; storyboard comparisons; theatrical trailers.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.
ISBN:
9780767886673
UPC:
043396082830
Format :
DVD

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Guillermo del Toro, who quickly became one of the most talked-about directors in contemporary horror films with his first two features, Chronos and Mimic, takes on a more subtle tale of terror with this psychological suspense piece. Casares (Federico Luppi) and Carmen (Marisa Paredes) operate a small home for orphans in a remote part of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Helping the couple mind the orphanage are Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega), the groundskeeper, and Conchita (Irene Visedo), a teacher who is also involved with Jacinto. Casares and Carmen are aligned with the Republican loyalists, and are hiding a large cache of gold that's used to back the Republican treasury; perhaps not coincidentally, the orphanage has also been subject to attacks from Franco's troops, and an unexploded bomb waits to be defused in the home's courtyard. One day, a boy named Carlos (Fernando Tielve) arrives at the home, looking for a place to stay after being left behind by his parents. Casares and Carmen take him in, and the boy soon strikes up an unlikely friendship with Jaime (Inigo Garces), a boy with a reputation for tormenting other kids. But Carlos soon begins having visions of a mysterious apparition he can't identify, and hears strange stories about a child named Santi who went missing the day the bomb appeared near the orphanage. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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