Alatriste


Alatriste

Infobox_Film
name= Alatriste


caption = The movie poster for "Alatriste".
imdb_id=0395119
writer=Agustín Díaz Yanes
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
starring=Viggo Mortensen
Elena Anaya
director=Agustín Díaz Yanes
music= | distributor=20th Century Fox
released=September 1 2006
runtime=
language=Spanish
movie_series=
awards=
producer=Álvaro Augustín
Antonio Cardenal
budget=

"Alatriste" is a film directed by Spanish director Agustín Díaz Yanes, based on the main character of a series of novels written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, "The Adventures of Captain Alatriste" ( _es. "Las aventuras del Capitán Alatriste").

The film, which stars Viggo Mortensen, is the most expensive Spanish-language film ever made in Spain (about €24 million – US$30 million). It portrays Spain of the 17th century using both fictional and real characters. Twentieth Century Fox has bought the rights to the film.

Principal cast

* Viggo Mortensen as Diego Alatriste
* Javier Cámara as the Count-Duke of Olivares
* Eduardo Noriega as the Count of Guadalmedina
* Juan Echanove as the writer Francisco de Quevedo
* Unax Ugalde as Íñigo de Balboa, Alatriste's Basque squire
* Elena Anaya as Angélica de Alquézar, a teenaged femme fatale
* Ariadna Gil as María de Castro
* Francesc Garrido as policeman Saldaña
* Blanca Portillo as the inquisitor fray Emilio Bocanegra
* Paco Tous as Francisco de Melo

Antonio Resines, originally slated to appear as Saldaña, almost retired from the entire movie due to a traffic accident; however, he makes a cameo appearance in the Battle of Rocroi as a musketeer officer.

The film was released on September 1, 2006.

External links

*imdb title|id=0395119|title=Alatriste
* [http://www.alatristelapelicula.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.capitanalatriste.com Official Arturo Pérez-Reverte's website] es icon
* [http://www.capitan-alatriste.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=10 Fan site in English and Spanish]
* [http://www.zonafreak.com.ar/estrenos/2007/alatriste.html Critique of the film] (Spanish)


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