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A very morbid & oppressive Grimm's fairy tale,
This review is from: Pan's Labyrinth (2 Disc Set)  [DVD] (DVD)
This is a Gothic fantasy with a mix of macabre & downright irritating aspects eg: the annoying flying insect in the first section.
For me it did not work, & other than the clumsiest overlay of Underworld v. overworld, i found the attempted allegory to be disjointed.
However, doubtless many will derive an intellectual frisson from this dark offering.
The girl looks remarkably like the well-known Spanish anti-Fascist propaganda photo of the dead girl with the bombers in formation overhead.