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Volavérunt (1999)

On July 23 of 1802, the Duchess of Alba, the richest and most liberated woman of her time, offers a gala to inaugurate her new palace. Attendance is extraordinary: the Prime Minister Manuel... See full summary »

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Bigas Luna

Writers:

Cuca Canals (screenplay), Bigas Luna | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Duquesa de Alba
Penélope Cruz ... Pepita Tudó
Jordi Mollà ... Godoy
Jorge Perugorría ... Francisco Goya
Stefania Sandrelli ... Marie Luisa de Parma
Olivier Achard Olivier Achard ... Grognard
Jean-Marie Juan Jean-Marie Juan ... Pignatelli
Empar Ferrer Empar Ferrer ... Catalina Barajas
María Alonso María Alonso ... Condesa de Chinchón
Zoe Berriatúa Zoe Berriatúa ... Príncipe Fernando
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Bardem
Ayanta Barilli Ayanta Barilli ... Duquesa de Osuna
Pepe Cantero Pepe Cantero ... Jefe de policía (as José Cantero)
Javier Coromina
Alberto García Demestres Alberto García Demestres ... (as Alberto Demestres)
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On July 23 of 1802, the Duchess of Alba, the richest and most liberated woman of her time, offers a gala to inaugurate her new palace. Attendance is extraordinary: the Prime Minister Manuel Godoy, the painter Goya and Pepita Tudo, lover of Godoy and his model Goya's famous painting The Nude Maja. The next morning, the Duchess of Alba is found dead in her bed in mysterious circumstances. Based on the novel by Antonio Laretta.

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

1 October 1999 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A meztelen Maya See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€452,000 (Spain), 5 November 1999, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Quinteto para Guitarra Nº1 en D Minor, G. 455 / Allegro Moderato
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Performed by Pepe Romero and The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
Courtesy of Philips Classics Productions
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Lavish,Epic production from Bigas Luna
13 December 2001 | by videolionvideoSee all my reviews

Juan Jose Bigas Luna is best known in the U.S. for Jamon,Jamon.....a sexy film which gave Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem international acclaim.Now we have this uniquely restrained film for the director,a lavish costume drama full of passion and intrigue.Featuring many actors from his previous films it centers around the mystery of the real model for Goya's The Naked Maya and the death of the Duchess of Alba.This is more a woman's film as they are the stronger more defined characters... Penelope Cruz is electric and Aitana Sanchez Gijon (Former president of the actors guild)has never been sharper or more powerful.The sparks between the two actresses especially during a Paso Doble,duel of wills jumps off the screen.This film has yet to find American distribution but has played the festival circuit.


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