The Devil's Backbone

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The Devil's Backbone

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After losing his father, 10-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve) arrives at the Santa Lucia School, which shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and is taken in by the steely headmistress, Carmen (Marisa Paredes), and the kindly professor, Casares (Federico Luppi). Soon after his arrival, Carlos has a run-in with the violent caretaker, Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega). Gradually, Carlos uncovers the secrets of the school, including the youthful ghost that wanders the grounds.

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz
Cast: Marisa Paredes
Eduardo Noriega
Federico Luppi
Fernando Tielve
Iñigo Garcés
Irene Visedo
Berta Ojea