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Action/Adventure / Drama

Based on Arturo Pérez Reverte's best sellers, published in more than 50 countries and translated into more than 25 languages.
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Directed by

Agustin Diaz Yanes


Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy)
Ariadna Gil
Eduardo Noriega (Mon Ange, Open Your Eyes)
Javier Camara (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed, I'm So Excited!, Captain Alatriste, Bad Education, Talk to Her -Goya Award: Best Actor, Paris, Je t'aime)
Elena Anaya (Van Helsing, Talk to Her, Sex and Lucia)
Victoria Abril (Sin Noticias de Dios, Kika, High Heels)


Estudios Picasso / Origen PC

2006 / Original language: Spanish / Color / 1.85 / Dolby SRD / available in hd

The story takes place in the 17th century imperial Spain under the reign of Philip IV, a weak and easily manipulated monarch dominated by a corrupt court. Intrigue and betrayal, duels and battles, love and hatred are the stage for the adventures of "Captain Alatriste". In His Majesty's service, a proud soldier in Flanders and in times of peace, a hired sword in Madrid and Seville. He wasn't the most virtuous of men, nor the most devout, but he was a man of valour. His name was Diego Alatriste!


European Film Awards 2007
1 nomination
Award of Excellence - Francesca Sartori for the costumes

Goya Awards 2007: 3 Awards and 12 nominations
- Goya Best Costume Design
- Best Production Design
- Best Production Supervision
- Best Cinematography
- Best Director
- Best Editing
- Best Film
- Best Lead Actor
- Best Make-Up and Hairstyles
- Best Original Score
- Best Screenplay - Adapted
- Best Sound
- Best Special Effects
- Best Supporting Actor - Juan Echanove
- Best Supporting Actress - Ariadna Gil

Toronto International Film Festival 2006

Spanish Actors Union 2007
1 nomination
Award of the Spanish Actors Union Film: Performance in a Minor Role, Male - Javier Cámara

Spanish Music Awards 2007
1 nomination
Music Award, Best Score

Cartagena Film Festival 2007
1 Award and 1 nomination
Golden India Catalina Best Director (Mejor Director)
Also nominated for the Best film Award

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2007 - 3 nominations
- Best Cinematography
- Best Screenplay, Adapted
- Best Supporting Actor - Eduard Fernández


"Exquisitely photographed and anchored by a quietly assured performance by Viggo Mortensen."
The Hollywood Reporter

"Visuals are superb... Fighting scenes are vigorous and absorbing."


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