Pan's Labyrinth

Trivia: The faun is not actually Pan. The film's correct title translated into English is 'The Labyrinth of the Faun'. However, the director, Guillermo del Toro, thought that the English-speaking audiences would get confused between a 'faun' (mythological creature) and a 'fawn' (baby deer). Therefore, for all English-speaking countries, the title is 'Pan's Labyrinth'.

Trivia: In a recent interview del Toro said that he tried to create subtle parallels between the "real world" and the fantasy world. One example of this is in the scene where Captain Vidal's dinner guests arrive in the rainstorm; the umbrellas they use are very similar to the heaving black flesh of the Giant Toad.

Trivia: Director Guillermo del Toro originally had the fairies from this film designed for a short sequence in his film Hellboy. Modified versions of the fairies are still visible in the Director's Cut DVD, where they can be seen pickled in a jar, though they appear somewhat different. Del Toro later used the exact same fairies from Pan's Labyrinth in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, during the Troll Market scene.

Trivia: Near the end, in the middle of the maze, there are raised circles on the ground, the outside circle the biggest, and onto the next, smaller circle and so on. Similar circles feature in "Hellboy", also directed by Guillermo del Toro.


Revealing mistake: Near the end, when the captain is walking out of the labyrinth holding the baby, you can tell it's a dummy. The baby does not move in the slightest, you can't even see it breathe.

More mistakes in Pan's Labyrinth

Mayor: Have I told you that I was acquainted with your father, Captain?
Capitán Vidal: No. I had no idea.
Mayor: In Morocco. I knew him only briefly, but he left a great impression.
Capitán Vidal: An excellent soldier.
Mayor: The men in his battalion said that when General Vidal died on the battlefield, he smashed his watch on a rock so that his son would know the exact hour and minute of his death. So he would know how a brave man dies.
Capitán Vidal: Nonsense. He didn't own a watch.

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