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A fierce soldier fighting for the Spanish cause in Flanders returns to a drastically different Spain to fulfill the dying wish of a fallen friend, only to find that life isn't what it once was in his decaying homeland in director Agustín Díaz Yanes' adaptation of Arturo Pérez-Reverte's popular series of best-selling books. Compelled to fulfill the final wish of his dying friend, noble warrior Alatriste (Viggo Mortensen) makes his way back to Spain to care for the man's young son, Iñigo (Nacho Perez and Unax Ugalde). Things have taken a sharp turn for the worst back home, however, and as Alatriste does his best to help the boy reach manhood while earning his keep as a hired swordsman, he sees his country crumbling at the feet of a feeble monarch who is failing to grasp the inner workings of his own corrupt court. The impulsive handling of the Spanish Inquisition, coupled with the corrosive influence of the Count-Duke of Olivares (Javier Cámara), has brought a once-powerful nation to its knees as the growing chasm between the deceitful upper class and the miserable life of the commoners has effectively served to polarize the populace. In a time when corruption reigns and honor has faded, Alatriste remains a lone figure who refuses to relinquish his noble spirit as he raises Iñigo and enters into a passionate love affair with actress Maria de Castro (Ariadna Gil). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 22, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Goya Awards Juan Echanove Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Ariadna Gil Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Patrice Grisolet Best Sound 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Pierre Gamet Best Sound 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Rafael Solorzano Best Special Effects 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Reyes Abades Best Special Effects 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Viggo Mortensen Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Agustín Díaz Yanes Best Director 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Agustín Díaz Yanes Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Cristina Zumarraga Best Executive/Line Producer 2006 Winner
Goya Awards Francesca Sartori Best Costume Design 2006 Winner

Cast

Viggo Mortensen
as Diego Alatriste
Eduardo Noriega
as Duke of Guadalmedina
Alex O'Dogherty
as Balboa
Nacho Perez
as Young Inigo
Juan Echanove
as Quevedo
Enrico Lo Verso
as Malatesta
Blanca Portillo
as Bocanegra
Javier Camára
as Count-Duke of Olivares
Ariadna Gil
as Maria de Castro
Unax Ugalde
as Older Inigo
Elena Anaya
as Angelica de Alquezar
Antonio Dechent
Eduard Fernández
Antonio Resines

Crew

Agustín Díaz Yanes
Director
Antonio Cardenal
Producer
Alvaro Augustin
Producer
Cristina Zumarraga
Producer
Agustín Díaz Yanes
Screenwriter
José Salcedo
Editor
Belen Atienza
Executive Producer
Inigo Marco
Executive Producer
Pierre Gamet
Sound/Sound Designer
Rafael Solorzano
Special Effects
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