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

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  30 August 2002 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosana Pastor ...
Giuliano Gemma ...
De Veyre
Álvaro de Estúñiga
Guillermo Toledo ...
Capitán Corrales
Susi Sánchez ...
Reina Isabel (as Susy Sánchez)
Chema de Miguel ...
Don Juan Manuel
Andrés Lima ...
Cipriano Lodosa ...
Manuela Arcuri ...
Carolina Bona ...
Jorge Monje ...
Sol Abad ...


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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Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Mad Love  »

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€4,800,000 (estimated)

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


$279,605 (USA) (13 December 2002)

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True story of "the mad queen of Castile...
1 April 2004 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

True story of "the mad queen of Castile" focuses on the innocent daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella contracted into marriage with the infamous Hapsburg heir of the Holy Roman Empire. Juana becomes so enamored of her young libertine husband that her jealously makes her emotionally unstable. Between the faithlessness of her husband and the treachery of her unscrupulous father King Ferdinand she is declared mad and forced into incarceration for most of her life. For a clearer understanding of the events leading to this, read Lawrence Schoonover's intriguing biographical novel "The Prisoner of Tordesillas." How ironic that Juana's younger sister Caterina (Katherine of Aragon) was also betrayed by a ruthless philandering husband (Henry VIII of England) and incarcerated unto death.

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