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
Near the end, when the king appears in the balcony at the execution scene, some people yell "Vivan las cadenas!" (Long live the chains!). This salute was coined in 1814 by Spanish monarchists when Fernando VII was restored to the throne with absolute powers, thus abolishing the Constitution of Cadiz, which was established by Napoleonic authorities. See more »
When the church is burning Goya's portrait of Lorezno in the square, the painting is flipped facing right, then left, then right again. See more »
[Bonaparte and Lorenzo are looking at paintings of Maria Luisa]
I met her once... don't recall her being quite so ugly though. How did she have so many lovers?
She was the Queen, Your Majesty.
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The title of the film 'Goya's ghosts' is mentioned in the opening credits as if the ghosts are part of the cast: "... Stellan Skarsgard, Goya's ghosts and Randy Quaid" See more »
This movie had a great storyline and kept one's attention from beginning to end, a well directed movie, I believe one of the best I've ever seen. While some period movies are overwhelmed by the attention to period detail, in this movie the background enhances and makes the movie more believable. The acting was very well performed and all the actors deserve equal mention. I would see this movie again and recommend to all. I have no doubt that this movie will garner many awards in many categories! The costumes, the backdrops and scenery were bar none and worthy of many accolades. The historical context is well worth mentioning. A terrific period in Spain's history that left a long and hideous scar on its glorious and eventful history. Enjoy and share this movie with a friend and then enjoy comparing notes of what each of you saw and felt especially attracted to!
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