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El espinazo del diablo / THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE
Made in Spanish

Spain, late 30s. Twelve year-old Carlos is abandoned by his tutor in Santa Lucía orphanage, a grim building standing alone on a desolate plain. From his very first day at Santa Lucía, the terrified Carlos starts seeing the emaciated ghost of a child who persistently tries to communicate with him. It doesn't take Carlos long to suspect that this whispering childlike spectre of none-too-honest ideas, is in fact the ghost of a past student called Santi, who disappeared years ago in mysterious circumstances. Thirsty for vengeance, Santi's spirit uses the new boarder to settle the bloody debt with his assassin.
BIOGRAPHY
GUILLERMO DEL TORO Guadalajara (Mexico), 1964. He became one of Mexican cinema's surprise new directors on debuting with Cronos (1992), with which he won the Critics' Prize at Cannes, plus a total of twenty international distinctions. He later moved to Hollywood, where he made his second feature, Mimic (1997). He is also, together with Alfonso Cuarón, founding associate of the Tequila Gang production company.
CAST & CREW
Director
Guillermo del Toro
Screenplay
Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz
Photography
Guillermo Navarro
Edition
Luis de la Madrid
Music
Javier Navarrete
Cast
Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Iñigo Garcés
Sales
Sogepaq Gran Vía, 32-1ª planta 28013 Madrid Tel. 34 91 524 72 20 Fax 34 91 521 0
Running Time
106 m.
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