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El Greco (2007)

The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Director:

Yannis Smaragdis (as Iannis Smaragdis)

Writers:

Jackie Pavlenko (script), Dimitris Siatopoulos (book) | 1 more credit »
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12 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Clark Windo ... El Greco (as Nick Ashdon)
Juan Diego Botto ... Niño de Guevara
Laia Marull ... Jerónima de las Cuevas
Lakis Lazopoulos ... Nicolos
Sotiris Moustakas ... Titian
Dimitra Matsouka ... Francesca
Dina Konsta ... Maid
Giorgos Hristodoulou ... Duke Da Rimi (as Yorgos Christodoulou)
Dimitris Kallivokas ... Chacon
Roger Coma ... Father Paravicino
Fermí Reixach ... Don Miguel de las Cuevas (as Fermi Reixac)
Miquel Gelabert ... Cardinal
Theo Alexander ... Manousos (as Theo Zoumpoulidis)
Yorgos Karamihos ... Titian's Assistant (as Yorgos Karamichos)
Renos Haralambidis ... Auctioneer (as Renos Charalampidis)
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Storyline

The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can the darkness condemn the light? See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

Greece | Spain | Hungary

Language:

English | Spanish | Greek | Italian

Release Date:

22 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Greco - El último desafío a Dios See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,620,040
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The last acting performance by Sotiris Moustakas. See more »

Goofs

Just after the battle, the wound on El Greco father's forehead changes places between shots, from left forehead to just over his eyebrow. See more »

Quotes

El Greco: Whatever Francesca wanted, Francesca got.
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Soundtracks

Ta dakrya einai dyo logio
Performed by Loudovikos ton Anogeion
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There is talk about the film getting an Oscar, I don't see how.
1 November 2007 | by konstancevSee all my reviews

I was as much excited about watching this movie as i was disappointed when i finally watched it. There is talk about the film getting an Oscar, i don't see how, it had no depth, the characters seemed out of place, there was no built up in their relationships with each other. This is true in many parts of the film like in the case of Titiano El Greco's mentor. The part of Titiano was played by an extraordinary Greek actor whose lines weren't more than 3. There should have been more fire between the student and the mentor, more dialogue more give and take, unfortunately Moustakas wasn't let to demonstrate his enormous talent and to add to the film as much as he could have. This is very much the case with el Greco and Guevara who kept calling each other "old friend" with irony of course. Almost nothing was shown about their relationship and about their opposite philosophies. The movie kept jumping decades forward without even scratching the surface of the two characters psyche which is a shame because the interaction of the two could have been extremely interesting and stimulating. All in all it was a movie with nothing but beautiful bright colours,great music but no heart.


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