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Alatriste

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 11/6/2006 , 147min.
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Plot & Details

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).

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Goya Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Goya Awards Best Director Agustín Díaz Yanes Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Picture Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Sound Patrice Grisolet Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Special Effects Rafael Solorzano Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Actor Viggo Mortensen Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Cinematography Paco Femenia Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Costume Design Francesca Sartori Won
2006 Goya Awards Best Special Effects Reyes Abades Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Editing Paco Femenia Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Executive/Line Producer Cristina Zumarraga Won
2006 Goya Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Agustín Díaz Yanes Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Supporting Actor Juan Echanove Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Supporting Actress Ariadna Gil Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Sound Dominique Menegum Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Makeup and Hair Jose Perez Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Sound Pierre Gamet Nominated
2006 Goya Awards Best Art Direction Benjamin Fernandez Won
2006 Goya Awards Best Original Score Roque Banos Nominated

Miami International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Miami International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Rome International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Rome International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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