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La leyenda de Balthasar el Castrado (1996)

 -  Drama  -  26 April 1996 (Spain)
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Credited cast:
Imanol Arias ...
Duque de Arcos
Coque Malla ...
Balthasar
Enrique San Francisco ...
Andrés
Helio Pedregal ...
Mateo
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Maria de Loffredo
Rogério Samora ...
Terramare
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Narrador
João Salaviza ...
Balthasar (child)
Márcio Ferreira ...
Caetano (Child)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Márcia Breia ...
Antonia
Dalila Carmo ...
Elvira
Manuela Cassola ...
Maid Maria
Manuel Castro e Silva ...
Jacinto
João Craveiro ...
(as João Craveiro Reis)
Carlos César ...
Father Conrado
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Of historic interest
21 June 2001 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Very much like "FARINELLI" did for the legendary Italian 'castrato,' this film brings to the mainstream another famed 'castrato.' In this case, he is the greatest singer of his type, at the end of Spanish Imperial Rule over Naples & the Two Sicilies.

The movie offers fine period detail of the end of Spanish Rule in Naples, where the plot takes place. Sumptuous decors and costumes, plus star power & from Spanish stars bring lots of glamour. However, the real essence of the main character's personality (which I presumed would be at least a major mission of the film) is not well explored.


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