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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.

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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?


The tan and brown print satin pelisse worn an extra during the French invasion is the same costume worn by Anna Chancellor (Mrs. Peake) when she comes to the Worrall's house in Princess Caraboo (1994), by Sheila Gish (Mrs. Norris) to Maria's wedding in Mansfield Park (1999), and by an extra in the first church scene in Miss Austen Regrets (2008). 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 »


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 »


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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