Goya's Ghosts

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Summary: Goya’s Ghosts is a sweeping historical epic told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against the backdrop of political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon’s army, the film captures the essence of beauty of Goya’s work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. Brother Lorenzo, an enigmatic, cunning member of the Inquisition’s inner circle who becomes infatuated with Goya’s teenage muse, Ines when she is falsely accused of heresy and sent to prison. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)

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Runtime: 113 min
Rating: Rated R for violence, disturbing images, some sexual content and nudity.
Production: The Saul Zaentz Company
Genres: Biography, Drama, War
Countries: USA, Spain
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
Director Credit
Milos Forman Director
Writer Credit
Jean-Claude Carrière Written By
Milos Forman Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Javier Bardem Lorenzo
Natalie Portman Inés/Alicia
Stellan Skarsgård Francisco Goya
Cast Credit
Andrés Lima Confiscating Monk
Blanca Portillo Queen María Luisa
David Calder Monk 1
Fernando Tielve Álvaro Bilbatúa
Frank Baker Monk 2
José Luis Gómez Tomás Bilbatúa
Mabel Rivera María Isabel Bilbatúa
Manuel de Blas Pyre Monk
Michael Lonsdale Inquisitor General
Ramón Langa Hooded Monk
Randy Quaid King Carlos IV
Unax Ugalde Ángel Bilbatúa
Producer Credit
Denise O'Dell Co-Producer
Mark Albela Line Producer
Paul Zaentz Executive Producer
Saul Zaentz Producer
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