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The Conspiracy (2008)

La conjura de El Escorial (original title)
16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal.

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Antonio del Real
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Isaacs ... Antonio Pérez
Julia Ormond ... Princesa de Éboli
Jürgen Prochnow ... Espinosa
Jordi Mollà ... Mateo Vázquez
Joaquim de Almeida ... Escobedo
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Felipe II
Blanca Jara ... Damiana
Fabio Testi ... Duque de Alba
Rosana Pastor ... Doña Juana de Coello
Pablo Puyol ... Insausti
Concha Cuetos ... Bernardina
Tony Peck ... Tiépolo
Pilar Bastardés Pilar Bastardés ... Reina Ana
Pepe Martín Pepe Martín ... Don Antonio Pazos
José Lifante ... Mayordomo Escobedo
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Storyline

16th century ruler King Philip II of Spain maneuvers within a court of deceit and betrayal.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

5 September 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Conspiracy See more »

Filming Locations:

Baeza, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,784,297
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The interior and garden scenes at the Palace-Monastery of El Escorial were actually shot at the real historical site in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains outside Madrid. See more »

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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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Based on historic deeds about intrigue and power-fight in Philip II court
10 September 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This costumer movie is partially based on historical events . It's developed in the court of Felipe II (Juanjo Puigcorbe) , the Prudent King , also called the Noon demon . The situation of Low Countries ruled under Juan of Austria , his illegitimate brother is extremely dangerous . The protestant rebellion and the harassing by William of Orange make Flandes an uncomfortable place . Duke of Alba (Fabio Testi) regaining the king favour attempts to force measures over the rebels . Meanwhile , Ana of Mendoza (Julia Ormond) married one of Philip's minister , bore sons , and soon became a widow Duchess of Pastrana and princess of Eboli . She wears a patch over her right eye and is an ambitious woman with selfish aims . Antonio Perez (Jason Isaacs) is the first secretary to the Crown . Ana of Mendoza and Antonio soon become lovers and create a scandal in court , always the scenario of perpetual intrigue . Escobedo , John of Austria's personal secretary (Joaquim De Almeida) is sent to ask for liberation of Mary of Scotland and help to stifle revolts . He comes from Flandes to Madrid, but he aware passionate romance between Antonio Perez and Ana Mendoza . Then , a deadly conflict takes place ..

This is a lavish but slowly-paced costumer that has Julia Ormond wearing a black eye-patch as the one-eyed Ana of Mendoza whose gorgeous beauty is difficult to resist . Ormond is marvelously photographed throughout but the role , as written , and she gives her little opportunity to really shine , though being wasted . Jason Isaacs gives a convincing character as astute and mean Antonio of Mendoza . Jordi Molla plays with enormous distinction as Mateo Vazquez , the incorruptible priest . Personality and charisma of Juanjo Puigcorbe's portrayal as one of the most remarkable European kings that ever reigned . The rest of the supporting cast is average , as Blanca Jara as Morisca Desirea and Jurgen Prochnow as Espinosa , but neither the love story , nor the characters have much interest with the result which this duo doesn't work either as romantic couple . Extraordinary costume design by Javier Artiñano , accompanied by colorful , though some misty , cinematography by Carlos Suarez . Luxurious sets make excellent use of real locations in Spain and has a look of a great production . The motion picture was professionally directed by Antonio Del Real .

In 1955 was filmed by Terence Young an inferior version about these historic deeds titled 'That lady' starred by Olivia De Havilland in the role of Julia Ormond ; Gilbert Roland , role of Jason Isaacs ; Dennis Price, similarly to Jordi Molla character and Paul Scofield , role of Juanjo Puigcorbe , among others. And recently a TV series starred by Belen Rueda as Princesa de Éboli , Hugo Silva as Antonio Pérez and Eduard Fernández as Felipe II .


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