In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
|伊万娜·巴克罗 (Ivana Baquero)
|塞尔希·洛佩斯 (Sergi López)
|玛丽维尔·贝尔杜 (Maribel Verdú)
|道格·琼斯 (Doug Jones)
|Fauno / Pale Man
|阿里亚德娜·希尔 (Ariadna Gil)
An unseen narrator (Pablo Adán's voiceover) tells of an underground kingdom that was devoid of lies or pain. Long ago, the young princess of the realm escaped, curious to see the world above, but was
|Sententia Entertainment (produced in association with)
|Esperanto Filmoj (co-production)
|Tequila Gang (co-production)
|Estudios Picasso (co-production)
|Telecinco (presented in association with)
|$568,641, 31 December 2006
- 斯蒂芬·金 attended a screening of the film and sat next to 吉尔莫·德尔. According to Del Toro, King squirmed when the Pale Man chased Ofelia. Del Toro compared the experience of seeing King's reaction to winning an Oscar, which he eventually did with The Shape of Water.
- 吉尔莫·德尔 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.
- 吉尔莫·德尔 repeatedly said "no" to Hollywood producers, in spite of being offered double the budget provided the film was made in English. He didn't want any compromise in the storyline to suit the "market needs".