Spain, 1944. A group of rebels is fighting the Nazis in the mountain forests of northern Navarra. Ophelia, a 10-year-old lonely and dreamy girl, moves with her pregnant mother Carmen to the military camp of her stepfather, Captain Vidal. Vidal is an arrogant and cruel army officer, Franco, who must clear the area of rebels at all costs. Ophelia, fascinated by fairy tales, discovers an old abandoned labyrinth near the house.
The fairy takes her to the center of the maze, where she meets Faun, the owner of the dungeon. The Faun claims to know her true fate and her secret destiny. It turns out that Ophelia is the missing princess of the magic kingdom, which her father has been searching for for many centuries. Faun offers her the opportunity to return to the magical kingdom. But first, she must pass three tests before the full moon. No one should know about this.
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Perhaps its worth starting with the fact that quite a lot of films in Russia are not translated as they should, but how God puts them into their hearts or for a beautiful cover. Guillermo del Toro, a talented director and screenwriter, did not escape this fate. Starting with his “Imitators” / “Mimic” (which cunning translators designated as “Mutants”), ending with “Imp” / “Hellboy” (which at best remained Hellboy, and in the worst he was a hero from hell or (please do not laugh hard) – Super Pepper (I met once and such an instance)).
And then the question arose whether the ÂLabyrinth of Faun was so designated or whether there was a more correct version of the ÂLabyrinth of Pan. Of course, I could be wrong, but in that case it would explain a lot to those who did not understand or did not want to understand the plot of this movie. For reference purposes, for those who do not know Pan – the ancient Greek god of shepherding and cattle breeding, fertility and wildlife. Also, Pan had the opportunity to transform into almost everything that exists in the world (even into the constellation Capricorn). I apologize to those who are tired, I am already completing the introductory excursion.
According to the film. A lot of positive reviews and not for nothing. Much has been said good and not in vain. Acting game, make-up, musical accompaniment, camera work, script, directing deserve special praise.
The director very skillfully combined the historical aspect with the invention, in my opinion of dark fantasy. The brutality of the Second World War to the place, although shocking. The fanatic captain and snickering bourgeois, guzzling from the belly and discussing at that time how kind they are by giving miserable rations for coupons to the ordinary population are much more shocking than someoneÂs torn mouth.
An unusual mixture of styles, strong naturalistic moments and excellent directorial work personally left me only favorable impressions.
A small minus is the stupidity of partisans and a woman named Mercedes.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (55.56 Mbps)
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English, English SDH, Spanish