The Devil’s Backbone

Posted by on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

The Devil’s Backbone is a sort of prequel to Pan’s Labyrinth.  Set in the Spanish Civil War, adults again endanger children, and children save the day.

This film is set in a boy’s boarding school attended primarily by the sons of rebels.  The school is haunted by the ghost of a murdered student, and the students and teachers are terrorized by a duplicitous handyman.  This film is a bit less dream than its sibling but still wonderful and hugely affective. 

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