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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

El laberinto del fauno (original title)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
César Vea ...
Gonzalo Uriarte ...
Eusebio Lázaro ...
Francisco Vidal ...
Sacerdote (as Paco Vidal)
Juanjo Cucalón ...
Lina Mira ...


In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. Written by Tim

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Open the door to another world and an exciting new vision in cinema See more »


Drama | Fantasy | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pan's Labyrinth  »

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Box Office


€13,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$501,691 (Mexico) (3 November 2006)


$37,623,143 (USA) (8 June 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The English subtitles were translated and written by Guillermo del Toro himself. He no longer trusts translators after having encountered problems with his previous subtitled movies. See more »


When Vidal slices the mirror with the razor, the shaving cream is disturbed by finger marks in one shot while in all others it is smooth. See more »


[first lines]
Pan: A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew...
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Crazy Credits

The title and the names of the actors and the production staff are not shown until the end of the film. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Matthew Fox/Tenacious D (2006) See more »


Rose, Dragon/La rosa y el dragón
Written by Javier Navarrete
Produced by Emmanuel Chamboredon Ian P. Hierons
Courtesy of Milan Entertainment
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Beautiful, violent, magical and sad....
25 August 2006 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to catch Pan's Labyrinth last night as part of the 'Fright Fest' programme in London and was completely blown away. Guillermo Del Toro himself was present to both introduce the movie and to answer questions afterwards. He spoke very passionately about the film, and it was easy to see why. Guillermo Del Toro has created something very special - part war movie, part fantasy, that everyone should see. The film features a fantastic performance by Sergi Lopez as Captain Vidal and as central character Ofelia, newcomer Ivana Baquero delivers the performance of a seasoned veteran. If you are the type of person who is put off by subtitled movies, don't be. This is a very 'visual' film that does not rely overly on dialogue. This does not open until 24 November in the UK and 29 December in the USA but already I am looking forward to seeing it again (and buying the Special Edition DVD).This is the first time I've felt the need to write a review on here. Do yourselves a favour and go and watch it on the big screen.

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