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Goya's Ghosts (2006)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Tomás Bilbatúa
Inquisitor General
María Isabel Bilbatúa
Ángel Bilbatúa
Álvaro Bilbatúa
Monk 1
Frank Baker ...
Monk 2
Ramón Langa ...
Hooded Monk
Manuel de Blas ...
Pyre Monk
Andrés Lima ...
Confiscating Monk


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Tell me what the truth is

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£49,660 (UK) (4 May 2007)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Goya: Where is Ines?
Brother Lorenzo: She is in very good hands?
Goya: [going after Lorenzo with rage] Tell me where she is!
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Crazy Credits

In Memoriam Pedro Sopeña See more »


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

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Really great
29 March 2007 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

I saw it yesterday on film festival. And it was great.

When I was reading the description of the movie, I had some doubts. It seemed it would be yet another film about bad, intolerant catholics and good and democratic atheists. I'm just fed up with that kind of films. But it was not so. In a short - it's a great film with bad description.

What it really is about, is that it doesn't matter what principles one believes in if their life is doesn't match these principles. Both inquisitors and French democrats were capable of same brutality - always, of course, in name of some noble idea - love, freedom, equality... It's not sentimental or pathetic and it doesn't try to tell you what is "the only truth". It simply says that its not principles and ideas that are bad - its people. Characters are very human, with many errors - but, at the same time, each of the characters, even "villains" have moments when you will like them. It is also because the film changes perspective several times, and those who were despots become victims.

Maybe its not the best Forman's film, but it is very good.

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