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Goya's Ghosts (2006)

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Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lorenzo
... Inés / Alicia
... Francisco Goya
... King Carlos IV
... Tomás Bilbatúa
... Inquisitor General
... Queen María Luisa
... María Isabel Bilbatúa
... Ángel Bilbatúa
... Álvaro Bilbatúa
... Monk 1
Frank Baker ... Monk 2
Ramón Langa ... Hooded Monk
... Pyre Monk
Andrés Lima ... Confiscating Monk
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The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter. Written by Ploy P.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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10 November 2006 (Spain)  »

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Les fantômes de Goya  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$159,671, 22 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,000,045, 24 November 2007
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Milos Forman cast Randy Quaid as the King of Spain after seeing his work as Tom Parker in Elvis (2005) by phoning him and saying, "You are a great actor. You must be my King or I must repaint Goya". Randy accepted. See more »

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When Ines is kneeling in Lorenzo's office, the mic is visible at the top of the screen, above and to the left of her head. See more »

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Tomás Bilbatúa: [reading from a freshly prepared document] I, Lorenzo Casamares, hereby confess, that contrary to my human appearance, I am in fact, the bastard son of a chimpanzee and an orangutan, and I have schemed to join the church, in order to do harm to the holy office.
Tomás Bilbatúa: [places the parchment and quill in front of Lorenzo, then sits down] Sign it.
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Brilliant Portrait of Goya and Spain in the 18th/19th Century
22 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Imagine the paintings and drawings of Goya in all their darkness and beauty coming to life - this is Milos Forman's masterful film. Goya (and us)witness the folly of the Spanish royal court, the murderous sadistic perversion of the Catholic Church, the cruel inhumane madness of the Napoleonic War, along with the sensuality and beauty of life passing. This is the film's main focus: to let us experience the time and place as if seen through Francisco de Goya's eyes. As expected of a Milos Forman's film, the locales, the customs, and the overall production replicates the Spain of the late 18th century and early 19th century with the exactitude of a court painting. The cast is also excellent. As an Inquisitor turned a Napoleon's officer, Javier Bardem deserves another Oscar nomination. Stellan Skargsdar as usual does a chameleon-like transformation this time into Goya. Natalie Portman elevates herself into a higher realm of acting as the doomed, beautiful Ines. And Randy Quaid steals the screen for a few seconds as the King. Milos Forman again has given us an emotionally- and intellectually-challenging portrait of a dark era and the role of art and artist. Although some of the dramatization is slightly contrived, the film is compelling and moving and its vision lingers as Goya's art.


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