The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

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Cast

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Nick Ashdon ...
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Niño de Guevara
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Jerónima de las Cuevas
Lakis Lazopoulos ...
Nikolos
Sotiris Moustakas ...
Titian
Dimitra Matsouka ...
Francesca
Dina Konsta ...
Maid
Giorgos Hristodoulou ...
Duke Da Rimi (as Yorgos Christodoulou)
Dimitris Kallivokas ...
Chacon
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Father Paravicino
Fermí Reixach ...
Don Miguel de las Cuevas (as Fermi Reixac)
Miquel Gelabert ...
Cardinal
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Manousos (as Theo Zoumpoulidis)
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Titian's Assistant (as Yorgos Karamichos)
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Auctioneer (as Renos Charalampidis)
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The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

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Can Darkness Win Light?

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22 May 2009 (USA)  »

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El Greco - El último desafío a Dios  »

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The last acting performance by Sotiris Moustakas. See more »

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Just after the battle, the wound on El Greco father's forehead changes places between shots, from left forehead to just over his eyebrow. See more »

Quotes

El Greco: You once reached out for God, and your fingers closed on emptiness ; and you didn't learn. How can God speak to you when instead of loving you burn, ruin and spread hatred all around?
El Greco: Now, of course, my turn has come - but you can't burn me... and I'll tell you why :
El Greco: Because I've been burning all my life, my entire life ; not in the fire, in the light. I threw myself into the blaze of it.
El Greco: You light fires because you're afraid to burn. You are afraid of the light and this is why I pity you, my ...
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Siga-siga vrehei o Theos
Rizitiko
Performed by Chania Cretan Madares
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It is WORTH the cinema!!
28 November 2007 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

First of all, I don't think it is at all a DVD movie but an enjoyable film to watch at the cinema. The aesthetic of the film captures the audience's attention throughout the film. I personally think that the photography is excellent in the film as well as the direction. It tends to be a bit slow and without a lot of action but the audience understands that the film is not about action as it is an artistic and cultural film that tries (successfully) to bring out the souls of the characters to touch the audience. I agree that Dimitra Matsouka's performance was not strong enough but the performance's of Nick Ashdon, Laia Marull and especially Juan Diego Botto are well appreciated. The scenery and costumes are an accurate capture of the time period and beautiful to watch on screen. The plot is original as there are certain twists that one would not expect (for example El Greco's relationship with women)and the music is exceptional. The film is generally a great attempt on showing the potential quality of the Greek film industry throughout Europe. I think that there must be a good reason for 'El Greco' already winning 8 awards including best director in the Thessaloniki film festival!!


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