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Jason Butler Harner,
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Lisa Arrindell Anderson
Historical drama in which power and death conspire in the Court of Felipe II, and where political intrigue and police fired as well as struggles and disputes between the House of Alba and his followers, on the one hand, and the House of Mendoza, Antonio Perez and the Princess of Eboli, on the other. On the night of Easter Monday 1578, a hired murderers ambush Juan de Escobedo, killing him.
This argument is true to historical facts, with an interpretation of the actors fully identified with the characters. The staging is striking, with spectacular costumes and outdoor masterfully captured.
Antonio del Real has managed to reflect the historic fabric, along with the performances of actors and stage, lends credence to the story, although it also presents a fictional love story and unconvincing fight scenes in the film keeping from the outset, something that does not happen with other movies "historic" national.
This film, I found great and much needed. It had never shot in Spain a historical film with such perfection, told neatly and set with preciousness and an attention to detail typical of films with more resources. The film tells about events that were and remain a milestone in the terrible history of this country. Historical events that were never received the attention of our rich cinematography. The scenery, costumes, music, the quality of the film in general, and the characters convincing, and have the human profile that you can never see when we read the history books.
Highly recommended, therefore, in a country where history is still dismissed as culture and as a spur to progress. It is definitely a highly recommended film for lovers of history.
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