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"Pan's Labyrinth": Miracles happen to those who believes in them

December 5 2006

This year, the wonders and mysteries without moving from the silver screen. The world unknown literally waiting for us around every corner. We can say that this "aggravation" prepared the audience to the exit of the new film by Guillermo del Toro "Pan's Labyrinth."

It's very poetic, and seems to have a very personal painting. The second factor greatly reduces the number of those who can really understand it. While the desire to let a tear certain to have any, even the most distant from the world of fairy tales, the audience. Indeed, despite the fact that the film is positioned as a fantasy-thriller, the plot of his extremely dramatic.

The film takes place in the distant 1944 in Spain. Even very young Ofelia (Ivana Bakuero) moves with his pregnant mother from Madrid to Segovia. There they were waiting for "new daddy", the cruel Captain Vidal (Sergio Lopez), a leading war with the guerrillas. It was a mystery why his mother Ofelia chooses his future fathers son is the man - throughout the film we will not see the slightest hint of the reasons that might endear a scoundrel as Vidal. And most of Ophelia remains content with just a favorite excuse of all adults - when I grow up - she'll understand. To his stepdaughter captain also very tender feelings not shine - she had only a daughter of a tailor, who made his form.

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Against the backdrop of the horrors of civil war peace creepy tales, entirely masters of the mind of Ophelia, it seems no longer so terrible. And as the story is much more honest. And all this despite the fact that the giant toad or a devourer of children with eyes in his hands more often appear far from sweet dreams.

Immediately upon arrival in Segovia, the girl discovers a mysterious labyrinth entrance, located here since time immemorial. That same night, led by a fairy, she comes into this labyrinth, where he meets a faun. From him Ofelia learns that she is not just a girl, a princess of the underworld, and her real father - the king - had long been waiting for her. But before I go, it needs to pass three difficult tests.

Despite the fact that the entire film is built on the well-known truth, that miracles occur only with those who believes in them, the action of those very wonders penetrates and prosaic reality.

During the birth mother, Ophelia dies, and with it dies and the last link with reality. The latter, for which is to hold. Meanwhile, the guerrilla groups are transformed into active attack.

In the plot of the film need not look for historical authenticity. After all, it is not really about what kind of yard year - the time in this case is quite abstract. Cruelty and hatred exist independently of the historical period, and, unfortunately, as eternal as the magic of the ancient labyrinths.

Kulikovskikh Pauline

Васильева Камилла

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