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Mad Love (2001)
"Juana la Loca" (original title)

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The love story who transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a politic fight behind.

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Rosana Pastor ...
Elvira
Giuliano Gemma ...
De Veyre
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Admiral
Eloy Azorín ...
Álvaro de Estúñiga
Guillermo Toledo ...
Capitán Corrales
Susi Sánchez ...
Reina Isabel (as Susy Sánchez)
Chema de Miguel ...
Don Juan Manuel
Andrés Lima ...
Marqués de Villena
Cipriano Lodosa ...
Marliano
Manuela Arcuri ...
Aixa-Beatriz
Carolina Bona ...
Inés
Jorge Monje ...
Hernán
Sol Abad ...
Mucama
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Juana is married off by her pious parents, the Catholic kings Ferndinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, to ally Spain, united by their marriage, to the Burgundian and other Habsburg heritage of archduke Maximilian's son Philip. When they meet, it's love at first sight, for her all-consuming, for him one of many happy bed partnerships as she later discovers. Deaths in her family soon make Juana Isabella's heir, but Ferdinand suggests she inherited her grandmother's madness and supports Philip's ambition to rule instead, which becomes the stakes of political maneuvering in the Cortes (nobility-dominated parliament). Combined with Philip's incurable infidelity, which includes a Moorish whore-princess, multiple drama is inevitable, and worse follows. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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30 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

€4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,417 (USA) (30 August 2002)

Gross:

$279,605 (USA) (13 December 2002)
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Pilar López is stunningly beautiful
4 January 2004 | by (Barcelona, Spain) – See all my reviews



The movie should be seen chiefly for its main actress, the beautiful and talented Pilar López de Ayala. She does the absolute best with what the script gives her.

This should be an entertaining and engrossing film, especially for those interested in Renaissance Europe, but it may be taking just too many liberties with the historical facts. It is highly doubtful that the real Juana became "mad" chiefly out of love for an unfaithful husband, who in this movie is not shown to be particularly interesting anyway. And if the real Juana was anywhere near as beautiful as the actress who plays her, I suppose the real Philip would not have been such a mean husband to her.

Aside from her husband, her father King Fernando of Aragón and most of the Castilian nobles are not depicted too favorably either.

Still, this movie is a good movie if you like costume drama, especially one with a southern European more than an English background.


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