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Goya's Ghosts (2006)

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

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Lorenzo
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Tomás Bilbatúa
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Inquisitor General
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María Isabel Bilbatúa
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Ángel Bilbatúa
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Álvaro Bilbatúa
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Ramón Langa ...
Hooded Monk
Manuel de Blas ...
Pyre Monk
Andrés Lima ...
Confiscating Monk
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Storyline

The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter. Written by Ploy P.

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Tell me what the truth is


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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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10 November 2006 (Spain)  »

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Les fantômes de Goya  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,660 (UK) (4 May 2007)

Gross:

$1,000,045 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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Trivia

Milos Forman cast Randy Quaid as the King of Spain after seeing his work as Tom Parker in Elvis (2005) by phoning him and saying, "You are a great actor. You must be my King or I must repaint Goya". Randy accepted. See more »

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The film starts in 1792 with the inquisition examining Goya's etchings "Los Caprichos". In fact, the etchings were not created until 1797. See more »

Quotes

[Bonaparte and Lorenzo are looking at paintings of Maria Luisa]
Joseph Bonaparte: I met her once... don't recall her being quite so ugly though. How did she have so many lovers?
Brother Lorenzo: [smiling] She was the Queen, Your Majesty.
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In Memoriam Pedro Sopeña See more »

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Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #2.7 (2016) See more »

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A masterpiece
10 May 2007 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen. The actors are excellent, transferring their feelings of being lost, of hope and despair. And the movie itself is beautifully done - in the tradition of Amadeus, Ragtime and Valmont. I suggest seeing it on big screen.

It is nice to see Forman return with such a movie. Also, congratulations to the cast:

Javier Bardem (Brother Lorenzo), Natalie Portman (Inés/Alicia), Stellan Skarsgård (Goya).

I especially liked Natalie's performance. It is rare that such a young actress in Hollywood delivers such a performance in such a movie.


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