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The Borgias Details

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The story of Spain's most infamous family is brought to the screen with surprising subtlety in this historical drama. Near the end of the 15th century, the Borgias are one of the most wealthy families in Europe, with their numbers divided between Spain and Italy, and when Rodrigo Borgia (Lluis Homar) is elected as Pope, his three sons -- Cesar ([[Performer~P400912~Sergio Peris-Mencheta~sergioperismencheta]]), Juan ([[Performer~P498347~Sergio Muniz~sergiomuniz]]), and Jofre ([[Performer~P232126~Eloy Azorin~eloyazorín]]) -- find themselves raised to positions of power as their father arranges politically advantageous marriages for them. Rodrigo's daughter Lucrecia ([[Performer~P380618~Maria Valverde~mariavalverde]]) is also used as a bargaining chip when he persuades her to wed Giovanni Sforza, the favored son of a family often in opposition to the Borgias. While Rodrigo benefits from these alliances, his children do not -- Cesar's dreams of serving in the military are dashed when he is made to join his father in the church, Juan's time in the Army is full of unhappy consequences, Jofre's marriage to Sancha of Aragon ([[Performer~P498348~Linda Batista~lindabatista]]) is not fated to be a happy one, and murder stains the lives of most of the family. Originally shot as a mini-series for television, The Borgias (aka Los Borgia) was reedited for theatrical release in Spain, where it became a success at the box office. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Goya Awards Ricardo Garcia Arrojo Best Executive/Line Producer 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Maria Stilde Ambruzzi Best Art Direction 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Barbara Perez Solero Best Art Direction 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Eduardo Santana Best Executive/Line Producer 2006 Nominee
Goya Awards Guido Simonetti Best Executive/Line Producer 2006 Nominee

Crew

Maurizio de Angelis
Producer
Guido de Angelis
Producer
Guido Simonetti
Producer
Eduardo Santana
Producer
Tedy Villalba
Producer
Piero Bodrato
Screenwriter
Javier G. Salmones
Cinematographer
Angel Illarramendi
Composer (Music Score)
Ivan Aledo
Editor
Maria Stilde Ambruzzi
Art Director
Barbara Perez Solero
Art Director
Fernando Marquerie
Associate Producer
Claudio Grassetti
Executive Producer
Eduardo Santana
Production Director
Guido Simonetti
Production Director
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