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"Pan's Labyrinth" is the story of a young girl who travels with her pregnant mother to live with her mother's new husband in a rural area up North in Spain, 1944, after Franco's victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Fascist repression during the first years of Franco's dictatorship is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own.
What happens when make-believe believes it's real?
Also Known As:
El laberinto del fauno
Title: Pan's Labyrinth
Release Date: October 15, 2006
Runtime: 119 mins
All Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, War
Country: Mexico, Spain, USA
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 8.4
Buried.com Rating: 9.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for graphic violence and some language.
Guillermo del Toro
Ivana Baquero ...Ofelia
Sergi López ...Vidal
Maribel Verdú ...Mercedes
Doug Jones ...Fauno / Pale Man
Ariadna Gil ...Carmen
Álex Angulo ...Doctor
Manolo Solo ...Garcés
César Vea ...Serrano
Roger Casamajor ...Pedro
Ivan Massagué ...El Tarta
Gonzalo Uriarte ...Francés
Eusebio Lázaro ...Padre
Francisco Vidal ...Sacerdote (as Paco Vidal)
Juanjo Cucalón ...Alcalde
Lina Mira ...Esposa del alcalde
Mario Zorrilla ...Jefe de botiquín
Sebastián Haro ...Capitán Guardia Civil
Mila Espiga ...Esposa del doctor
Pepa Pedroche ...Conchita
María Jesús Gattoo ...Jacinta (as María Jesús Gatoo)
Ana Sáez ...Paz
Chani Martín ...Trigo
Milo Taboada ...Joven
Fernando Albizu ...Maquinista
Pedro G. Marzo ...Encargado
José Luis Torrijo ...Sargento Bayona
Íñigo Garcés ...Joven Guerrillero
Fernando Tielve ...Joven Guerrillero 2
Federico Luppi ...Rey
Chicho Campillo ...Anciano
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Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
Pan's Labyrinth Horror Film Trailer 1
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"Long, Long Time Ago (Hace Mucho, Mucho Tiempo)"
"The Labyrinth (El Laberinto)"
"Rose, Dragon (La Rosa y el Dragón)"
"The Fairy and the Labyrinth (El Hada y el Laberinto)"
"Three Trials (Las Tres Pruebas)"
"The Moribund Tree and the Toad (El Árbol Que Muere y el Sapo)"
"A Book of Blood (El Libro de Sangre)"
"Mercedes Lullaby (Nana de Mercedes)"
"The Refuge (El Refugio)"
More Movie Taglines:
- What happens when make-believe believes it's real?
- In darkness, there can be light. In misery, there can be beauty. In death, there can be life....
- Open the door to another world and an exciting new vision in cinema
- An imaginative gothic fairytale for adults set in Spain during World War II
- Innocence Has A Power Evil Cannot Imagine.
- Ofelia: My name is Ofelia. Who are you? Pan: Me? I've had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am... I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness.
Ofelia: Hi! Are you a fairy?
Mercedes: My mother told me to be wary of Fauns.
Capitán Vidal: You could have obeyed me! Doctor: But captain, to obey - just like that - for obedience's sake... without questioning... That's something only people like you do.
Carmen: The captain has been so good to us... Please, Ofelia, call him father. It's just a word, Ofelia, just a word.
- Received 22 minutes of applause at the Cannes Film Festival.
Mexico's entry to the Academy Awards, in the category of Best Film in a Foreign Language (2006).
In 2007, this film became one of the few fantasy films ever nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars.
After the first week, because so many parents brought small children to the film, movie theaters in Mexico placed signs on the posters warning about graphic violence.
Guillermo del Toro is famous for compiling books full of notes and drawings about his ideas before turning them into films, something he regards as essential to the process. He left years worth of notes for this film in the back of a cab, and when he discovered them missing, he thought it was the end of the project. However, the cab driver found them and, realizing their importance, tracked him down and returned them at great personal difficulty and expense. Del Toro was convinced that this was a blessing and it made him ever more determined to complete the film.
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