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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lorenzo
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Tomás Bilbatúa
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Inquisitor General
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Queen María Luisa
Mabel Rivera ...
María Isabel Bilbatúa
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Ángel Bilbatúa
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Álvaro Bilbatúa
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Monk 1
Frank Baker ...
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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muse | painter | heretic | heresy | painting | See more »

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

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Release Date:

10 November 2006 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Les fantômes de Goya  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$159,671 (USA) (20 July 2007)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

When Goya unveils the unflattering portrait of the queen, she is deeply offended. Actually, queen Maria Louisa liked that portrait so much that she made Goya the first court painter. 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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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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Masterpiece from Forman, Carriere and maybe Buñuel
11 November 2006 | by (Zaragoza, Spain) – See all my reviews

Masterpiece written by Jean Claude Carriere, who wrote, for example "El discreto encanto de la burguesía" or "El fantasma de la libertad" with Luis Buñuel. He also helped Buñuel writing "Mi ultimo suspiro", Buñuel's autobiography.

This a movie not to explain, just to feel. Another great Forman movie, in my humble opinion better than "Man on the moon" or "Larry Flynt" (excellent movies anyway).

Buñuel wanted to do a movie about Goya. Maybe his friend Carriere is doing a bit like a tribute to him. Buñuel would have enjoyed this incredible movie.

Excellent performances by Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Randy Quaid and everyone involved.


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