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2006 | Color | 90 min

Spain, 1944. Officially, the Civil War has been over for five years, but a small group of rebels fights on undefeated in the northern mountains of Navarra. Dreamy 10-year-old Ofelia moves to Navarra with her delicate, pregnant mother Carmen, to become acquainted with her new stepfather, Captain Vidal, a Fascist officer under orders to rid the territory of rebels. Captain Vidal has billeted himself inside a crumbling mill; imperious and intimidating, he makes no effort to befriend his stepdaughter. Lonely, the child turns to Mercedes, a young cook working for Vidal?s troops, for companionship. Ofelia, who is fascinated by fairy tales, discovers an overgrown, tumbledown labyrinth behind the mill. In the heart of the labyrinth she meets Pan, an ancient satyr who claims to know her true identity and her secret destiny


Country: México, España, Estados Unidos
Direction: del Toro; Guillermo
Script: del Toro; Guillermo
Production: Cuarón; Alfonso, Augustín; Álvaro, Torresblanco; Frida, del Toro; Guillermo, Navarro; Bertha
Photography: Navarro; Guillermo
Sound: Polo; Miguel
Music: Navarrete; Javier
Cast:Gil; Ariadna, López; Sergi, Baquero; Ivana, Verdú; Maribel, Jones; Doug, Angulo; Alex
Art direction:
Participation year at FICM: 2006

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