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by Agustín Díaz Yanes


In the 17th century, during Spain’s conflict with Flanders, the courageous soldier Alatriste fights yet another senseless war, for nothing more than honour. His friend and comrade-in-arms Balboa, before dying after a fatal ambush by the Dutch, asks Alatriste to take care of his son Íñigo. Once back in Madrid, Alatriste finds a kingdom in runs, and court, that of Philip IV, ruled by deception and corruption and manipulated by Count Duque de Olivares. Returning to being a mercenary, Alatriste refuses to carry out a murderous order of the Holy Inquisition and from then on finds himself with enemies both in Madrid and in the cold lands of Flanders.

international title: Alatriste
original title: Alatriste
country: Spain, France, United States
sales agent: TF1 Studio
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Agustín Díaz Yanes
film run: 147'
release date: ES 01/09/2006, PT 17/11/2006, LV 29/12/2006, GR 05/01/2007, CZ 12/01/2007, DE 22/02/2007, NL 19/04/2007, IT 22/06/2007
screenplay: Agustín Díaz Yanes
cast: Elena Anaya, Javier Cámara, Antonio Dechent, Ariadna Gil, Eduard Fernández, Pilar Bardem, Pilar López de Ayala, Juan Echanove, Francesc Garrido, Viggo Mortensen
cinematography by: Paco Femenía
film editing: José Salcedo
art director: Benjamín Fernández
costumes designer: Francesca Sartori
music: Roque Baños
producer: Antonio Cardenal
production: Telecinco Cinema, Origen P.C., S.A., La Chauve Souris
distributor: Hispano Foxfilms, 3L Filmverleih GmbH & Co.KG, RCV Film Distribution, Medusa Film