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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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Monk 1
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Monk 2
Ramón Langa ...
Hooded Monk
Manuel de Blas ...
Pyre Monk
Andrés Lima ...
Confiscating Monk
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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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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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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 »

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When Ines is kneeling in Lorenzo's office, the mic is visible at the top of the screen, above and to the left of her head. See more »

Quotes

Brother Lorenzo: There will be no liberty for the enemies of liberty!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Brilliant Portrait of Goya and Spain in the 18th/19th Century
22 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Imagine the paintings and drawings of Goya in all their darkness and beauty coming to life - this is Milos Forman's masterful film. Goya (and us)witness the folly of the Spanish royal court, the murderous sadistic perversion of the Catholic Church, the cruel inhumane madness of the Napoleonic War, along with the sensuality and beauty of life passing. This is the film's main focus: to let us experience the time and place as if seen through Francisco de Goya's eyes. As expected of a Milos Forman's film, the locales, the customs, and the overall production replicates the Spain of the late 18th century and early 19th century with the exactitude of a court painting. The cast is also excellent. As an Inquisitor turned a Napoleon's officer, Javier Bardem deserves another Oscar nomination. Stellan Skargsdar as usual does a chameleon-like transformation this time into Goya. Natalie Portman elevates herself into a higher realm of acting as the doomed, beautiful Ines. And Randy Quaid steals the screen for a few seconds as the King. Milos Forman again has given us an emotionally- and intellectually-challenging portrait of a dark era and the role of art and artist. Although some of the dramatization is slightly contrived, the film is compelling and moving and its vision lingers as Goya's art.


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