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Mad Love -- The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political fight behind it.


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Pilar López de Ayala ... Juana

Daniele Liotti ... Felipe
Rosana Pastor ... Elvira
Giuliano Gemma ... De Veyre

Roberto Álvarez ... 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
Cristina Arranz ... Ana
Cristina Perales ... María
María Ballesteros ... Catalina
Sonia Madrid ... Brigitte
Cristina Solano ... Analfabeta
Héctor Colomé ... Rey Fernando de Aragón
Ricardo García Robledo ... Juan as a Child
Jennifer Díaz ... Maria as a Child
Nerea García ... Catalin as a Child
Virginia Olmas ... Isabella as a Child
Fidel Almansa ... Fray Andrea
Ana Villa ... Spanish Woman 1
María de los Ángeles Morales ... Spanish Woman 2
Eva Zapico ... Spanish Woman 3
José María Rueda ... Doctor

Javier Sandoval ... Painter
María Jesús Valdés ... Older Juana
Carlos Martínez ... Francisco de Borja
Lucio Romero ... Noble
Diana Costa e Silva ... Lady (as Diana Costa)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Ángel Barajas ... Obispo (uncredited)
Rakel González-Huedo ... (uncredited)
João Ventura ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Vicente Aranda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vicente Aranda  screenplay
Antonio Larreta  screenplay
Manuel Tamayo y Baus  play "La locura de amor"

Produced by
Enrique Cerezo .... producer
Pedro Costa .... executive producer
James Ordonez .... consulting producer
Manuel Soria .... administrative producer
Original Music by
José Nieto 
Cinematography by
Paco Femenia 
Film Editing by
Teresa Font 
Casting by
Carlos Manzanares 
Production Design by
Josep Rosell 
Set Decoration by
Miguel Chang 
Costume Design by
Javier Artiñano 
Makeup Department
Paula Cruz .... assistant makeup artist
Montse Damas .... assistant makeup artist (as Montserrat Damas)
Mercedes Guillot .... hair stylist
Mercedes Guillot .... wig maker
Milagros Martínez .... assistant hair stylist
Ester Nin .... assistant hair stylist
Miguel Sesé Guillot .... assistant makeup artist
Miguel Sesé .... makeup artist
Natalia Sesé .... assistant hair stylist
Sonia Teruel .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Carlos Bernases .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ana Hernando .... second assistant director (as Ana Cristina Hernando)
María Martínez .... second assistant director
Luis Oliveros .... assistant director
Marta Pahissa .... second assistant director
Jorge Romero .... additional assistant director
Art Department
Vera Bauluz .... set designer
Benji .... props
Dídac Bono .... assistant set decorator
José M. Canencia .... property master (as José Manuel Canencia)
Javier de Miguel .... property master
Luis Doce .... props
Alberto González .... props
Leticia Lara .... assistant set decorator
Alejandro Montero .... props
José Luis Moya .... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya .... construction manager
José María Ortega .... painter
Roger Subirachs .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Calleja .... sound mixer
David Calleja .... sound re-recording mixer
Manuel Carrión .... sound effects (as Manolo Carrión)
Ignacio del Amo .... sound assistant
Dani Fontrodona .... sound
Urko Garai .... boom operator
Santiago García .... avid operator
Óscar García .... avid operator
Eugenio Gonzalo .... sound effects technician
Alberto Herena .... dubbing mixer
James Muñoz .... sound editor
Jaume Puig .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
David Álvarez .... assistant sound mixer
Special Effects by
David Campos .... special effects technician
Pau Costa .... special effects
Javier H. Moneo .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Rafa Solorzano .... digital compositor supervisor
María José García .... horse wrangler
Gonzalo Hernández .... horseman
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Abad .... additional electrician
José Manuel Barrio .... assistant camera (as Chiky)
Ignacio del Amo .... still photographer
Gonzalo Fernández .... electrician
Juan Antonio Fernández .... additional electrician
Luis Fuentes .... trainee assistant camera
Salvador G. González .... electrician
Ígor Iglesias .... video assist
Roberto Keusses .... chief electrician
Carlos Muñoz .... electrician
Carlos Parra .... key grip
Jaime Rebato .... focus puller
Marcelo Ruiz .... electrician
Edmundo Sanz .... key grip
José Luis Soria .... grip
Miguel Udo .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Ángeles Gil .... seamstress
María Gordo .... additional costume assistant
Alberto Martos .... additional costume assistant
Pedro Ramos .... wardrobe master
Luis Triguero .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Lissi Sanchez .... assistant editor (as Lissi Sánchez)
Renato Sanjuán .... assistant editor
José Luis Vázquez .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alfredo Anaya .... musician
Arquímedes Artal .... musician
Ángel Balloz .... musician
Simeón Calduí .... musician
Francisco J. García .... musician
Joaquín Gutiérrez .... musician
Elías Hernandis .... musician
José M. Hernández .... musician
Matias López .... musician
Elena Maturová .... conductor: choir
David Mayoral .... musician
Manuel Minguiñón .... musician
Ramiro Morales .... musician
José Nieto .... conductor
Manuel Pascual .... musician
Bohuslav Pavlik .... musician: viola
Fernando Paz .... musician
Ramón Pérez .... musician
Jesús Sánchez .... musician
Juan Vinader .... music mixer
Juan Vinader .... music recordist
Other crew
Raquel Andrés .... production secretary
Paco Ardura .... carriages (as Francisco Ardura)
Pilar Bernaldo de Quirós .... production assistant
Jorge Camba .... auditor
Basilio Cantalapiedra .... production assistant
David Cobos .... production assistant
Michéle De Angelis .... finance and business affairs manager: development
Margarita Fernández .... script supervisor
Nuria García Atienza .... marketing (as Nuria Garcia Atienza)
Ana García Cerdeiriña .... assistant dialogue consultant
Marga García .... marketing
Antonio Giménez .... marketing
Juan González .... administrator (as Juan M. González)
Joaquín Gutiérrez .... playback coordinator
José Manuel Gómez .... production accountant
Ana Lasala .... playback coordinator
Carlos López .... technical supervisor
Patricia López .... production assistant
Carlos Martinez-Shaw .... historical consultant
Tiago Mesquita .... dance
Montse Monge .... production secretary
Paca Ojea .... dialogue consultant
Luis Pingarrón .... production trainee
Germán Sela .... marketing coordinator
Manuel Soria .... administrator
Eva Stepanek .... production assistant (as Eva F. Stepanek)
Francisco Sánchez Ortiz .... marketing director
Vicente Trindade .... choreographer

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Also Known As:
"Juana la Loca" - Spain (original title)
"Madness of Joan" - USA
"Madness of Love" - USA
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Rated R for sexuality/nudity
115 min
Color (Technicolor)
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A handsomely executed costume drama., 2 September 2002
Author: chrisjcollins777 from New York City

I haven't enjoyed many films from Spain, but "Juana La Loca" (curiously translated by the distributors as "Mad Love" instead of the more appropriate "Joan The Mad") now tops my list of Spanish language films. It may not be an accurate portrayal of historical events (it's pretty safe to say many liberties were taken in that regard), but it's still worth seeing. Think of it as a play loosely based on historical persons as opposed to a bio-pic presentation of their lives.

This is a big, handsome costume drama that evokes Renaissance Spain with gusto, although there's a certain movieness to the look of things: almost everyone is abnormally good looking and everyone's clothes are remarkably clean (Philip, Juana's betrothed, sports a physique that smacks of modern day gyms; it's doubtful that a monarch who doesn't lift a finger would be so chiseled). By contrast, "Shakespeare In Love" captured some of the grubbiness of life during the Renaissance.

The soundtrack is also a bit heavy-handed, with music that occasionally gets a bit obvious.

But overall, this movie attacks its subject matter with relish and intellect. Instead of obligatory sword fights and battle sequences, "Juana La Loca" opts for dialogue that oozes with machinations and intrigue, and a pace that keeps things moving along and the viewer interested.

I give it 7 on a scale of 10.

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