Los Borgia (2006) - IMDb
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A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli's "The Prince," his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

Director:

Antonio Hernández

Writers:

Piero Bodrato (screenplay), Antonio Hernández
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lluís Homar ... Rodrigo Borgia
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ... César Borgia
María Valverde ... Lucrecia Borgia
Sergio Múñiz Sergio Múñiz ... Juan Borgia
Eloy Azorín ... Jofré Borgia
Ángela Molina ... Vanozza
Paz Vega ... Caterina Sforza
Linda Batista Linda Batista ... Sancha de Aragón
Eusebio Poncela ... Cardenal Giuliano della Rovere
Roberto Enríquez ... Paolo Orsini
Antonio Dechent ... Michele Corella
Katy Louise Saunders ... Giulia Farnese (as Kate Sanders)
Antonio Valero ... Cardenal Ascanio Sforza
Francesca Della Ragione Francesca Della Ragione ... Domiziana
Giorgio Marchesi ... Alfonso de Aragón
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Storyline

Italy, 15th century. Rodrigo Borgia is a cunning schemer. For thirty years he has worked himself up in the Roman Catholic Church and now has been elected as pope by the college of cardinals. Borgia hasn't any religious motives though, it's all about power for him. With his papal power he starts a reign of terror, eliminating rivals. A new age will start for the Borgia family, he thinks and his four children are the most important pawns. His beautiful daughter Lucrezia and passive son Jofré are married off to tighten bonds with rival families. The same goes for Juan, who is also made captain of the Vatican army. Rodrigo's firstborn Cesare is now cardinal. He doesn't like it all. As the born fighter of the family, he sees himself most fit in the position of Juan. Cesare gets increasingly dissatisfied as cardinal and is more and more agitated by his family. Then Juan suddenly dies after an assault. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Ambition...Passion...Power

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Biography | History

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My Lord of Oxenforde's Masque
Composed by Richard Cheetham
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A boring film
11 May 2009 | by saturno3x1See all my reviews

Once upon a time there was a lazy director who always lost his morning bus and arrived so late at the filming sessions that they had to be filmed without him. I can't imagine any other reason why the acting is so soft and unconvincing. In fact, most of the actors/actresses could have been removed from the scenes, and you wouldn't have noticed almost any changes. Any of them stands out amongst the others (with some respectable exceptions as Angela Molina, who is quite under-used in the cast).

After seeing half of the picture (yes, you are correct: I won't stand the fully 140' runtime) I really can't say what is this movie about. Neither can say anything about the characters. I just remember a boring, boring, boring feeling during the past 1h10': There are just two or three different scenes, repeated and combined until you certainly know what's coming next. Music is exhaustingly dramatic and monotonic.

The good thing: The epoch costumes and the sets, which is not still enough reason to watch this movie.

I haven't seen any passion, power nor interest. And I don't care where the plot is going to the other half picture; It shall go without me.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish | Italian | Latin

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Borgia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,454,351
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Production Co:

Antena Aragón See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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