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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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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  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€7,133 (Netherlands) (15 April 2007)

Gross:

$1,000,045 (USA) (24 November 2007)
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When asked why a film about such a quintessentially Spanish artist was made in English, the director replied "I don't speak Spanish." See more »

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When the church is burning Goya's portrait of Lorenzo in the square, the painting is flipped facing right, then left, then right again. See more »

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Brother Lorenzo: There will be no liberty for the enemies of liberty!
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Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #2.7 (2016) See more »

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A dark page in Spain's history
26 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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