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El laberinto del fauno

  • 2006
  • R
  • 118min
  • 95%
  • 8.2 / 10

The year is 1944, the setting is Spain during World War II. Ofelia, an imaginative girl with has a passion for fairy tales, travels alongside her pregnant and not well mother. The two are traveling to her evil stepfather in order to escape the fighting in the war. One night during her trip Ofelia comes across a fairy. The fairy leads the young Ofelia to a magical world, wherein the entry of a maze she is told that not only is she a princess, but she can see her father once again. However, to find her true calling Ofelia must complete three tasks. Will the tasks be too much for Ofelia or will she be able to full fill her true calling?

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Pan's Labyrinth has relations to The Devil's Backbone. The events in the 2001 film set in Spain during 1939 even occurs 5 months before those in Pan's Labyrinth. In the Devil's Backbone, 10-year-old Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucia School after the loss of his father. Carlos soon has a run-in with the violent caretaker, Jacinto after his arrival at the orphanage. Carlos then finds himself uncovering the many the secrets of the school, which also includes the young ghost that wanders the grounds.

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Pan's Labyrinth was released in 2006. This fantasy drama film was both written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The release of the film was accepted with great positivity in both Mexican and international markets. Pan's Labyrinth won a number of international awards, including three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards which included Best Film Not in the English Language, the Ariel Award for Best Picture, the Saturn Awards for Best International Film, Best Performance by a Younger Actor, and the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. The film had a budget of $19 million and total international box office sales totaling $83.3 million.