MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 85,917 this week

Esquilache (1989)

 -  Drama  -  26 January 1989 (Spain)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 71 titles
created 22 Mar 2011
 
a list of 92 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
 
a list of 393 titles
created 21 Jan 2012
 
a list of 105 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Esquilache" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Esquilache (1989)

Esquilache (1989) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Esquilache.
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia falls pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, ... See full summary »

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Stefania Sandrelli, Anna Galiena
Intruso (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Victoria Abril, Imanol Arias, Antonio Valero
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

For financial reasons an unemployed aspiring actor works for a phone-sex enterprise. One day he receives a call from the mysterious wife of one of his best clients.

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Javier Bardem, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Josep Maria Flotats
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Federico Luppi, Juan Diego Botto, Eusebio Poncela
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale
Unit 7 (2012)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

UNIT 7 has a tough assignment: to clean the most dangerous drug trafficking networks out of the city and bring an end to the corrosive power that has taken hold of the streets... See full synopsis »

Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Stars: Inmaculada Alcántara, Andrés Blanco, Javier Berger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Stars: Victoria Abril, Penélope Cruz, Demian Bichir
Cannibal (2013)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he's also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens.

Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, María Alfonsa Rosso
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

First part of the history of "El Lute", a delinquent who became notorious in Spain for his jail escapes in the 60's, converting himself in a popular legend.

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Imanol Arias, Victoria Abril, Antonio Valero
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Montxo Armendáriz
Stars: Mulie Jarju, Eulàlia Ramon, Ahmed El-Maaroufi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Imanol Uribe
Stars: María Barranco, Joaquim de Almeida, Laura del Sol
Winter Diary (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Francisco Regueiro
Stars: Fernando Rey, Eusebio Poncela, Francisco Algora
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ...
Esquilache
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Antonio Campos
...
Fernanda
Ángel de Andrés ...
Marqués de la Ensenada
...
Pastora Patermo
Adolfo Marsillach ...
Carlos III
Amparo Rivelles ...
Isabel de Farnesio
Alberto Closas ...
Duque de Villasanta
Tito Valverde ...
Bernardo (as Fernando Valverde)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Félix Casales
Juan Meseguer ...
Julián
José Antonio Navarro
Joaquín Notario
Josu Ormaetxe
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1989 (Spain)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A superbly produced semi-documentary drama
14 August 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film concerns the Esquilache Riots, which took place in Madrid in March 1766.

Brought about mainly by a growing dissatisfaction among the populace of Spain's capital with the rising cost of bread and other staples, they were sparked off by a series of unpopular and impolitic measures affecting what clothes people might wear in public, enacted under the advise of the Marquis of Esquilache (in Italian: Squillacce) a Neapolitan whom King Charles III had made his Minister of Finance.

Charles III was Spain's chief exponent of what is called Eighteenth Century Enlightened Despotism. He brought public lighting and paving stones to Madrid. But measures tending to encourage a rational, modern, hygienic, peaceful mode of living were generally resented by the very conservative lower classes, under the influence, it was believed, of reactionary clerical elements, especially the Jesuits, who were said to oppose every attempt at modernisation. One of the results of the Esquilache riots was the eventual expulsion of the Jesuit order from Spain and her vast colonial Empire.

All these political and existential conflicts are made very clear in this beautifully produced and interesting semi-documentary, a model of what such films can be.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Esquilache (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?