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A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

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Antonio Hernández

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Piero Bodrato (screenplay), Antonio Hernández
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lluís Homar ... Rodrigo Borgia
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ... César Borgia
María Valverde ... Lucrecia Borgia
Sergio Múñiz Sergio Múñiz ... Juan Borgia
Eloy Azorín ... Jofré Borgia
Ángela Molina ... Vanozza
Paz Vega ... Caterina Sforza
Linda Batista Linda Batista ... Sancha de Aragón
Eusebio Poncela ... Cardenal Giuliano della Rovere
Roberto Enríquez ... Paolo Orsini
Antonio Dechent ... Michele Corella
Katy Louise Saunders Katy Louise Saunders ... Giulia Farnese (as Kate Sanders)
Antonio Valero ... Cardenal Ascanio Sforza
Francesca Della Ragione Francesca Della Ragione ... Domiziana
Giorgio Marchesi Giorgio Marchesi ... Alfonso de Aragón
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Storyline

Italy, 15th century. Rodrigo Borgia is a cunning schemer. For thirty years he has worked himself up in the Roman Catholic Church and now has been elected as pope by the college of cardinals. Borgia hasn't any religious motives though, it's all about power for him. With his papal power he starts a reign of terror, eliminating rivals. A new age will start for the Borgia family, he thinks and his four children are the most important pawns. His beautiful daughter Lucrezia and passive son Jofré are married off to tighten bonds with rival families. The same goes for Juan, who is also made captain of the Vatican army. Rodrigo's firstborn Cesare is now cardinal. He doesn't like it all. As the born fighter of the family, he sees himself most fit in the position of Juan. Cesare gets increasingly dissatisfied as cardinal and is more and more agitated by his family. Then Juan suddenly dies after an assault. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Ambition...Passion...Power

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Biography | History

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Italian | Latin

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A véres dinasztia: A Borgia-család története See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€1,445,421 (Spain), 6 October 2006, Limited Release
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Antena Aragón See more »
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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You sure have better films to see
21 November 2006 | by oleSee all my reviews

Reading El_Choco's comment, I thought of yesterday, telling about the film to my SO, who did not see it. I said it was a beautiful film, with nice photography, the music did seem nice to me (although yes, I realize now it was the same music once and again) and... well, I managed not to get asleep.

I don't know about historical fidelity. But even if it was good, it is not enough.

I found myself thinking that something is missing in the film. You can not just take some people, put them in nice costumes and locations, even give them a story, and just shout Action! I thought of the voices, the interpretation in general. As said, you did not care much about the characters; they are not believable.

Fortunately I saw a trailer and realized I should not go to the theater to see this film. I went to the Filmo and, at least, did not expend the full usual ticket.


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