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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Viggo Mortensen ... Diego Alatriste

Elena Anaya ... Angélica de Alquézar

Unax Ugalde ... Íñigo Balboa

Eduard Fernández ... Sebastián Copons

Eduardo Noriega ... Conde de Guadalmedina

Ariadna Gil ... María de Castro

Juan Echanove ... Francisco de Quevedo

Javier Cámara ... Conde Duque de Olivares

Antonio Dechent ... Curro Garrote

Blanca Portillo ... Fray Emilio Bocanegra

Francesc Garrido ... Martín Saldaña

Pilar López de Ayala ... Mujer de Malatesta

Jesús Castejón ... Luis de Alquézar

Cristina Marcos ... Joyera

Luis Zahera ... Pereira

Pilar Bardem ... Monja

Nadia de Santiago ... Angélica 14 años
Nacho Pérez ... Íñigo 14 años

Enrico Lo Verso ... Gualterio Malatesta
Miguel Alcíbar ... Escribano
Eliana Álvarez ... Dorotea

Carlos Bardem ... Alguacil
Nicolás Belmonte ... Hombre garito
Mon Ceballos ... Joven
Alberto Cerrada ... Jefe Mosqueteros
Simon Cohen ... Felipe IV
Tomás del Estal ... Teniente
José Antonio Gallego ... Alguacil
María Jesús Hoyos ... Madre Pereira (as Mª Jesús Hoyos)
Charlie Lázaro ... Hombre moribundo
Mariano Llorente ... Carnicero
Cipriano Lodosa ... Criado Guadalmedina
José Luis Manrique ... Hombre
Enrique Martínez ... Bravo
Ignacio Mateos ... Fabio
Javier Mejía ... Príncipe de Gales
Christophe Miraval ... Capitán Francés (as Cristophe Miraval)
Diego Moreno ... Jaraffa
Roberto Mori ... Teodoro

Alex O'Dogherty ... Lope Balboa
Pablo Olewski ... Pisaverde

Francesc Orella ... Capitán Bragado
Alber Ponte ... Alguacil
Ana Ramos ... Anarda
David Reymonde ... Ganzúa
Juan Ruiz ... Olmedilla
Jesús Ruyman ... Sargento mayor
José María Sacristán ... Octavio
Artur Sala ... Dominico calvo (as Arturo Sala)
José Luis Santos ... Don Rafael
Paco Tous ... Maestre Fontaine
Manuel Vidal ... Pisaverde taberna
Quim Vila ... Buckinham (sic)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pedro Almagro
Fran Campos ... Sailor
Javier Iribarren ... Gigante Holandés
Juanjo Mugica ... Soldado
Julio César Rodríguez

Roberto Vivancos ... Soldier
Roger Álvarez
Mikel Aramburu ... Spanish Officer at Rocroi (uncredited)
Eduardo Aránega ... Black Hat / French Officer (uncredited)
Fernando Bermejo ... (uncredited)
Jon Bermúdez ... Spanish Officer (uncredited)
Ángel Luis Cazor ... French Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Antonio José Cuenca ... Un bravo (uncredited)
Alberto Huici ... (uncredited)
Yvonnick Muller ... Dutch Soldier (voice) (uncredited)
William Rory O'Brien ... The Duke of Bristol (uncredited)
Joaquín Ortega ... Soldier (uncredited)
Antonio Pardo ... Spanish Officer (uncredited)

Antonio Resines ... Spanish Officer at Rocroi (uncredited)
Chema Ruiz ... (uncredited)
Juan José López Seoane ... Spanish soldier at Rocroi (uncredited)
Francisco Vela ... Black Hat / French Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Agustín Díaz Yanes 
 
Writing credits
Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novels)

Agustín Díaz Yanes (written by)

Carlota Pérez-Reverte  characters

Produced by
Belén Atienza .... executive producer
Álvaro Augustin .... producer
Antonio Cardenal .... producer
Íñigo Marco .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Roque Baños 
 
Cinematography by
Paco Femenia (director of photography) (as Paco Femenía)
 
Film Editing by
José Salcedo 
 
Casting by
Boros Mária 
Luis San Narciso 
 
Production Design by
Emilio Ardura 
 
Art Direction by
Benjamín Fernández 
 
Costume Design by
Francesca Sartori 
 
Makeup Department
Eli Adánez .... makeup artist (as Elisabeth Adánez)
Montse Damas .... additional makeup dailies
Cecilia Escot .... assistant makeup artist
Juan Espinosa .... assistant makeup artist
Delia Fraile Martín .... special effects makeup
Blanca Otamendi .... additional makeup artist
José Luis Pérez .... makeup department head
Rubén Samos .... makeup artist: second unit
Miguel Sesé Guillot .... dailies makeup artist: crowd
 
Production Management
Ariel Alcalde .... assistant production manager
Paloma Molina .... unit production manager
Ana Sillés .... assistant production manager
Cristina Zumárraga .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francisco Barrionuevo .... second assistant director
Luis Casacuberta .... key second assistant director
Richard Diment .... second assistant director
Yolanda Hinojosa .... trainee assistant director
Juan Jiménez .... second assistant director
Charlie Lázaro .... first assistant director
Hugo Stuven .... trainee assistant director (as Hugo Stuven Casasnovas)
Bruno Velasco .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Gonzalo Ansó .... set dresser
Emilio Ardura Jr. .... drawer (as Emilio Ardura Pulido)
Sergio Ardura .... props
Paco Calonge .... set dresser
Juan Pedro De Gaspar .... assistant art director (as Juan Pedro de Gaspar)
Alejandro Fernández .... assistant art director
Pablo Garcia .... trainee stand-by props
Félix García .... set dresser
Carlos Gil .... set dresser
David Jiménez Díaz .... assistant set decorator
José Minero .... assistant property master (as José Antonio Ruiz Minero)
Leandro Muslera .... set dresser
Matías Nieto .... painting reproductions
Diego Rodríguez Lobalzo .... set dresser (as Diego Rodríguez)
Óscar Romero .... set dresser
Antonio Sánchez-Romo .... props
Tino Torrescusa .... property master
Juan Ignacio Viñuales .... set dresser (as Juan Viñuales)
Enrique Vázquez .... props manager
 
Sound Department
Samuel Aïchoun .... trainee sound re-recording mixer
Bernard Chaumeil .... boom operator
Nicolas de Poulpiquet .... adr recordist
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Raúl Lasvignes .... dialogue editor
Stephane Rabeau .... sound editor
Benjamin Rosier .... assistant sound editor
Christophe Vingtrinier .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects supervisor
Carlos Ortega .... special effects technician
José Manuel Rodrigo .... special effects technician
Joaquín Vergara .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Juan Alonso .... digital compositor
Sonsoles Aranguren .... digital compositor
Luis Blasco .... digital compositor
Gonzalo Carrión .... visual effects
Aníbal del Busto .... digital compositor
Eduardo Díaz .... digital compositor supervisor
Eduardo Díaz .... digital effects artist
Sergio Garcia Abad .... senior cgi artist
Úrsula García .... visual effects producer
Eloy Gazol .... digital compositor
Iñaki Gil .... visual effects
Pablo Hernández-Meléndez .... senior cgi artist
Inma Nadela .... digital compositor
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Ramón Ramos .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital effects artist
Rubén Sanz .... visual effects line producer
Rafa Solorzano .... visual effects supervisor
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor
Miguel González Viñé .... senior cgi artist
 
Stunts
Antonio Arnalte .... stunts
Eduardo Aránega .... stunts
Jordi Casares .... stunt coordinator
Ángel Luis Cazor .... stunt instructor: pike
Eduardo Gago Muñoz .... stunt performer
Ángel Gómez de la Torre .... stunt performer
Diego Herberg .... stunt performer
Álvaro Hernández Arriero .... stunt performer
Gonzalo Hernández .... horseman
Álvaro Hernández .... stunts
Ignacio Herráez .... stunt performer
Rafa Higuera .... stunt fencer
Marcos Lorente .... stunt performer
Eduardo Moratilla .... stunt performer
Joaquín Ortega .... stunt performer
Ricardo Rocca .... stunts
Juan José Rodríguez .... stunts
César Solar .... stunts
Cuco Usín .... stunts
Francisco Vela .... stunt instructor: musket, pike
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eva Aycart .... second assistant camera
Alessandro Brambilla .... Steadicam operator
José Ramón Delgado .... first assistant camera: second unit
Pedro Doblado de Andrés .... second assistant camera: second unit
David Fernández .... second assistant camera
José Haro .... still photographer
Charlie Herranz .... second assistant camera: second unit
Francisco Izaguirre .... lighting technician
Adolfo Morales 'Fofi' .... camera operator "a" camera: second unit
Jaime Rebato .... camera operator
José Reboul .... electrician (as José Manuel Reboul)
Ramiro Sabell hijo .... first assistant camera
Ramiro Sabell .... assistant camera
Edmundo Sanz .... key grip
Diego Suárez .... first assistant camera: second unit
Anselmo Villalba .... grip
 
Casting Department
Andrés Cuenca .... casting assistant
Ana Sainz-Trápaga .... casting
Mari Franç Torres .... extras casting
Marta Verdugo Pastor .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mar Alonso .... costume assistant
Tim Aslam .... assistant costume designer
Alma Barbieri .... workshop tailor
Nuria Barrio .... costume assistant: additional
Elena Calvo .... costume assistant
Massimo Cantini Parrini .... assistant costume designer
Cristina Vergara Catherineau .... wardrobe assistant
Ana Cuerda .... wardrobe assistant
Mónica G. Lancha .... costume assistant
Noemí López .... costume assistant
María Manchado .... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Leticia Palomares .... aging assistant
Pepo Ruiz Dorado .... costumer
Marco Scotti .... costume supervisor
Yolanda Urquiza .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Pedro C. Lozano .... post-production coordinator (as Pedro Lozano)
Javier Ugarte .... post-production coordinator
Fernando Victoria de Lecea .... post-production supervisor
 
Location Management
Jose Juan Gil Parro .... Location production assistant
Nieves González .... trainee: location manager
Belén Sánchez .... assistant location manager
Dan Uneken .... location scout
 
Music Department
Ginés Carrión .... assistant orchestrator
Ginés Carrión .... music copyist
Tessy Díez .... composer assistant
Queti Pazos .... music producer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
José Vinader .... music recording mixer
 
Transportation Department
Cristina San Cayo .... transportation captain
Francisco Rojo Villada .... transportation
 
Other crew
Ariel Alcalde .... production assistant: second unit
Telmo Aldaz .... trainee production assistant: second unit
Luis Alonso .... crowd marshall
Bob Anderson .... sword master
Alberto Báez .... trainee production assistant
Javier Cano .... trainee production assistant
David Chagoyen .... third production assistant
Eugenia Cuesta .... script supervisor: second unit
Jesús Esperanza .... sword master
María Jesús Ezcurra .... production accountant
Sonia Fuente .... trainee production assistant: second unit
Ana Gamboa .... trainee production assistant
Jose Manuel Guerrero Acosta .... consultant: military history (as José Manuel Guerrero Acosta)
Pino Insegno .... voice dubbing: Viggo Mortensen
Mark Ivie .... assistant sword master
Miguel Ángel Juarros .... third production assistant (as Miguel Juarros)
Eneko Lizarraga .... executive coordinator
Beatriz Luján .... trainee production assistant
David López Arias .... trainee production assistant (as David Lopezarias)
Sergio Madrid .... trainee production assistant
Leo Martínez .... second production assistant: second unit
David Mora .... second production assistant: second unit
Raúl Orejón .... trainee production assistant
Marcos Paniagua .... production assistant
Marcos Paniagua .... third production assistant
Diego Percossi Papi .... jewelry artist
Sara Ramírez .... production coordinator
Juan Vicente Riuve .... script supervisor: second unit (as Juan Vicente Rodríguez)
Javier Rubio .... production assistant
Ana Sillés .... third production assistant
Lucía Valdivieso .... title designer
Rafael Valero .... trainee production assistant
Txon Victoria .... third production assistant
Marta Vázquez .... production assistant: office
 
Thanks
Ray Loriga .... dedicatee
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Captain Alatriste" - Thailand (English title) (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
145 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Several years before the film was almost made with Antonio Banderas set to direct and star with a script by Enrique Urbizu.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the white flag scene at Rocroi, the corpses around the Spanish soldiers move between takes.See more »
Quotes:
Conde Duque de Olivares:Without Flanders, there's nothing... Captain.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ben-Hur (1959)See more »

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130 out of 166 people found the following review useful.
17th century brought to life, 25 August 2006
Author: rogornmoradan from León, Spain

'Alatriste' is a film based in a series of novels by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (five until release time, with a sixth published four months later) which is hugely popular in Spain. But undoubtedly it was the news that Viggo Mortensen was to be playing the title character what put the project onto the international radar.

In fact, had it not been for Mortensen's acceptance of the role, the film would not have been made at all. Director Agustín Díaz Yanes, who also adapted the script, condensing the five novels into 134 minutes of action, said from the beginning that the film would be made only if a major movie star fronted it, and the search soon took him beyond the Spanish frontiers. To his credit, Mortensen accepted to follow up his stardom-achieving role in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy (the clinching conversation for 'Alatriste' took place during the Berlin premiere of 'The return of the king' in December 2003) with a daring move that raised many eyebrows: starring in a non-English language film, and speaking his whole part in Spanish with his own voice, whose accent he had to change from the South American he knew since childhood to the Old Castillian his role demanded.

The film follows 40-something Diego de Alatriste y Tenorio through 20 years of his life, from the wars in Flanders in 1623 to those against France in 1643, when Spain, under king Philip IV, accelerated its decline from its position as the world's dominating superpower. The film is bookended by two spectacular feats of arms taken from each of these conflicts, but in the middle we get to know the man under the wide-brimmed hat and the long cloak. When not in the thick of the action, he has to make a living hiring his skills, and those involve killing for a few gold coins back in the dark corners of Madrid or Seville: not for people of his type the kind of glamourised glory depicted in victory-celebrating murals. Mortensen's portrayal - raspy voice, cold-eyed gaze and menacing professional manner - is every bit what the role demands, and his performance is one of the triumphs of the film.

However, he is not all there is, even if the hype has made it seem that Mortensen was all that mattered in the film. He is surrounded by a crew he has celebrated as being as fine as any he's worked with anywhere, and a cast of the best 'hidden' talent Spain has to offer (no Antonio Banderas or Javier Bardem here). Accompanying the 'tired hero', as he is described in the books, we have Unax Ugalde as Íñigo de Balboa, the young buck Alatriste raises in lieu of his dead father; Elena Anaya as Angélica de Alquézar, the scheming ladyservant of the queen; and Ariadna Gil as 'la gran actriz' María de Castro, Alatriste's luscious love interest. They form the heart of the film from the perspective of personal relationships. In none of their hearts love for each other is the only ingredient by any means, and negotiating their twists and turns can be as dangerous as avoiding sharp and pointy steel objects in the street. In fact, they don't stay sheathed indoors all the time either…

The rest of the painting is full of extraordinary nuances and details. And 'painting' is the right word, because none other than one of the greatest masters of the trade ever, Diego Velázquez, has been the visual inspiration for the film, with his grave palette of black and brown colours, a world away from the splendour and shine of previous and later historical films. Spain was wealthy on the outside but poor and rotten on the inside, and his paintings show this, as does the film. The novels mix the imaginary characters hitherto mentioned with real-life figures, and two of the supporting ones are brought to life directly from his canvases. These are Javier Cámara as the Count-Duke of Olivares, the mover and shaker behind the throne, and Juan Echanove as the writer and poet Francisco de Quevedo. The first one is, as can be expected, important to move the political plot forward, and the second might seem peripheral and time-consuming, but his picture and verses are in every school textbook in Spain, so for Spanish people these two play the important role of making Velázquez's paintings move and speak, bringing closer to home the other characters. It's been Pérez-Reverte's aim from the beginning of the saga to use Alatriste's stories to re-educate Spanish people in their own history, too neglected in recent years (see trivia section on this site) and this is a way of seeing what could have happened 400 years ago in the streets one can still walk today. Not for nothing the premiere was planned, old fashion style, in La Gran Vía, in the heart of El Madrid de los Austrias.

This is the first English review of the film ever written (as far as I know), fully one week ahead of the official Spanish release, so it is mostly introductory and I am not going into more details on purpose. Outside Spain, the film will be seen mostly in festivals, with foreign releases happening gradually towards Christmas 2006. Just to say that those who have read the books will find, as it usually happens, many changes among a genuine attempt to be faithful to the spirit of the original material, and that one thing you should avoid doing is seeing it under the shadow of 'The Lord of the Rings', because of Viggo, or under the shine of glossy Hollywood historical recreations full of dizzying light and colour. The scale is much smaller, the atmosphere darker and grittier, and sword master Bob Anderson, who crossed blades with the likes of Errol Flynn (not to mention humming lightsabres and Elvish-lettered weapons), has never been happier teaching people 'a matar, y mucho'.

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