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Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971)

As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King ... See full summary »

Director:

Konrad Wolf

Writers:

Lion Feuchtwanger (novel), Angel Vagenshtain (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donatas Banionis ... Goya
Olivera Katarina ... The Duchess of Alba
Fred Düren Fred Düren ... Esteve
Tatyana Lolova Tatyana Lolova ... Queen Maria Luisa
Rolf Hoppe ... Karl IV
Mieczyslaw Voit ... Grand Inquisitor
Mikhail Kozakov ... Gilmarde
Arno Wyzniewski Arno Wyzniewski ... Quintana
Lyudmila Chursina ... Pepa
Veriko Anjaparidze ... Mother (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
Ariadna Shengelaia ... Josefa (as Ariadna Shengelaya)
Gustaw Holoubek ... Bermudez
Ernst Busch ... Jovelianos
Petar Slabakov ... Gil
Igor Vasilev
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As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma. Based on Lion Feuchtwanger's novel, Goya is one of ten East German films originally shot in 70mm. This release is the director's cut and shows the influence of great filmmakers from Buñuel and Saura, to Eisenstein. Goya was nominated for the Golden Prize at the 1971 Moscow International Film Festival. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Language:

German

Release Date:

27 October 1972 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia See more »

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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18 March 2001 | by DotDashSee all my reviews

How can this wonderful film be so little known? Less than 10 votes? See it! The film is a biopic of Francis Goya, the brilliant Spanish painter. It centers around his later years, when he is already a respected artist, and covers his troubles with both women and Inquisition. And especially gives a good presentation of his work.


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