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Release Date: November 21, 2001
On DVD/VOD: July 23, 2002
1h 46m |
Near the end of the Spanish Civil War as society crumbles, the refined but mysterious Professor Casares (Luppi) and his wife Carmen (Paredes) run a desolate
desert orphanage called Santa Lucia. Hidden on its grounds are gold ingots being kept for the Republican army; in the centre of the courtyard lies
an unexploded bomb dropped by a Fascist plane.
When twelve-year-old Carlos (Tielve) arrives at the orphanage, he is met with hostility by his fellow charges and the bad-tempered handyman Jacinto
(Noriega), but he eventually settles into an uneasy friendship with a bully. Very soon, Carlos discovers even greater terror at Santa Lucia in the form
of a disfigured ghost of Santi, a little boy who was murdered the night the bomb fell.
At first, Santi pleads for Carlos to help free him from his suffering, but then warns of impending tragedies. Finally, he begs the increasingly distraught
Carlos to carry out a horrifying act of revenge.