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The Devil's Backbone is a espagnol film of genre Drama directed by Guillermo del Toro released in USA on 2 september 2001 with Eduardo Noriega

The Devil's Backbone (2001)

El espinazo del diablo

The Devil's Backbone
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Released in USA 2 september 2001
Length 1h47
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Science fiction,    Thriller,    Fantasy,    Horror
Rating73% 3.698983.698983.698983.698983.69898

The Devil's Backbone (Spanish: El espinazo del diablo) is a 2001 Spanish-Mexican gothic film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and written by del Toro, Antonio Trashorras and David Muñoz. It was independently produced by Pedro Almodóvar, and filmed in Madrid.

The film is set in Spain, 1939, during the final year of the Spanish Civil War. Del Toro considers it his most personal film.


Casares (Federico Luppi) and Carmen (Marisa Paredes) operate a small home for orphans in a remote part of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Helping the couple mind the orphanage are Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega), the groundskeeper, and Conchita (Irene Visedo), a teacher who is also involved with Jacinto. Casares and Carmen are aligned with the Republican loyalists, and are hiding a large cache of gold that's used to back the Republican treasury; perhaps not coincidentally, the orphanage has also been subject to attacks from Franco's troops, and a defused bomb sits in the home's courtyard. One day, a boy named Carlos (Fernando Tielve) arrives at the home, looking for a place to stay after being left behind by his parents. Casares and Carmen take him in, and the boy soon strikes up an unlikely friendship with Jaime (Íñigo Garcés), a boy with a reputation for tormenting other kids. But Carlos soon begins having visions of a mysterious apparition he can't identify, and hears strange stories about a child named Santi who went missing the day the bomb appeared near the orphanage.


Eduardo Noriega

Marisa Paredes

Federico Luppi

(Dr. Casares)
Andreas Muñoz

(Santi, an orphan who becomes a ghost.)
Junio Valverde

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