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Mad Love (2001)

Juana la Loca (original title)
The love story that transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "the Mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a political motive behind.

Director:

Vicente Aranda

Writers:

Vicente Aranda (screenplay), Antonio Larreta (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pilar López de Ayala ... Juana
Daniele Liotti ... Felipe
Rosana Pastor ... Elvira
Giuliano Gemma ... De Veyre
Roberto Álvarez ... Admiral
Eloy Azorín ... Álvaro de Estúñiga
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Capitán Corrales
Susi Sánchez ... Reina Isabel (as Susy Sánchez)
Chema de Miguel ... Don Juan Manuel
Andrés Lima Andrés Lima ... Marqués de Villena
Cipriano Lodosa Cipriano Lodosa ... Marliano
Manuela Arcuri ... Aixa-Beatriz
Carolina Bona ... Inés
Jorge Monje Jorge Monje ... Hernán
Sol Abad Sol Abad ... Mucama
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Storyline

Juana is married off by her pious parents, the Catholic kings Ferndinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, to ally Spain, united by their marriage, to the Burgundian and other Habsburg heritage of archduke Maximilian's son Philip. When they meet, it's love at first sight, for her all-consuming, for him one of many happy bed partnerships as she later discovers. Deaths in her family soon make Juana Isabella's heir, but Ferdinand suggests she inherited her grandmother's madness and supports Philip's ambition to rule instead, which becomes the stakes of political maneuvering in the Cortes (nobility-dominated parliament). Combined with Philip's incurable infidelity, which includes a Moorish whore-princess, multiple drama is inevitable, and worse follows. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Danza del Vientre
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True story of "the mad queen of Castile...
1 April 2004 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

True story of "the mad queen of Castile" focuses on the innocent daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella contracted into marriage with the infamous Hapsburg heir of the Holy Roman Empire. Juana becomes so enamored of her young libertine husband that her jealously makes her emotionally unstable. Between the faithlessness of her husband and the treachery of her unscrupulous father King Ferdinand she is declared mad and forced into incarceration for most of her life. For a clearer understanding of the events leading to this, read Lawrence Schoonover's intriguing biographical novel "The Prisoner of Tordesillas." How ironic that Juana's younger sister Caterina (Katherine of Aragon) was also betrayed by a ruthless philandering husband (Henry VIII of England) and incarcerated unto death.


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Country:

Spain | Italy | Portugal | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barajas, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,869, 1 September 2002

Gross USA:

$280,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,306,362
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Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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