The Devil's Backbone

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Release Date: November 21, 2001Running Time: 106 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $754,749.00
Genre: Drama, Horror, Period, Thriller

Eduardo Noriega
Marisa Paredes
Federico Luppi
Inigo Garces

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The mournful fable of the Santa Lucia School during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. An imposing stone building set on a desolate plateau, the school shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and other abandoned children. Upon his arrival at Santa Lucia, 10-year-old Carlos is confronted with the hostility of Jaime, the oldest of the children. Besides aged professor Casares, the adult personnel of the school includes Carmen, the steely headmistress; Alma, another teacher; Conchita, the cook; and the young caretaker Jacinto. Aggressive and greedy, Jacinto is filled with hatred for the school that houses him and the teachers that raised him. Gradually, Carlos uncove... Full Summary >>

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