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Alatriste is a 2006 Spanish epic historical fiction war film directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes, based on the main character of a series of novels written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Adventures of Captain Alatriste ( ).
The film, which stars Viggo Mortensen, is the second most expensive Spanish language film ever made in Spain (about €24 million – US$30 million); only preceded by Agora. It portrays Spain of the 17th century using both fictional and real characters. Twentieth Century Fox has bought the rights to the film.


The story takes place during the 17th century in the Spanish Empire. Diego Alatriste is a soldier in the service of King Philip IV of Spain during the Eighty Years' War. The story begins in the Spanish Netherlands, where his tercio fights in the Dutch Revolt. His friend Lope Balboa is killed during the fighting, and Alatriste returns to Madrid where he takes Lope's young son Íñigo into his care.
Alatriste is hired along with a Sicilian assassin named Gualtiero Malatesta to kill the Prince of Wales (the future King Charles I of England) and his companion, the Duke of Buckingham. The job is contracted by Emilio Bocanegra and Luis de Alquézar (uncle of Íñigo's love interest, Angélica de Alquézar). Alatriste finally returns to the Netherlands in 1624 (although the movie states 1625) and participates in the final battles leading to Breda's surrender. After returning to Spain, Íñigo wants to elope with Angélica, but she gets cold feet at the last moment. Alatriste has a romance with actress María de Castro. Because she was disappointed that she failed to marry him, she became the lover of Philip IV. Alatriste ends up crossing swords with Guadalmedina, a friend of the king. In the end, the object of their attention falls ill with syphilis. The duel with his friend Martín Saldaña and the punishment of Íñigo in the galleys are part of the film's spectacular ending.
The last scenes are at the Battle of Rocroi (May 1643), described in the last book of The Adventures of Captain Alatriste saga. During the battle, Abel Moreno Gómez's "La Madrugá" is playing as the defeated army's march and this is where it is assumed that Alatriste dies.
The plot of the film has elements from each of the five books published up to the premiere, and it maintains the same storyline for the main characters. It includes excerpts from the future books of the saga.


  • Viggo Mortensen as Captain Diego Alatriste
  • Javier Cámara as Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares
  • Eduardo Noriega as the Count of Guadalmedina
  • Juan Echanove as the poet 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 Sheriff Saldaña
  • Blanca Portillo as the inquisitor fray Emilio Bocanegra
  • Antonio Dechent as Curro Garrote
  • Paco Tous as Francisco de Melo
  • Enrico Lo Verso as Gualtiero Malatesta
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 1 September 2006.

Awards and nominations

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At the 21st Goya Awards the film was awarded and nominated for the following categories:
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(Spanish name) Actor/Actress Result
colspan=2Best Film
(Mejor película)Nominated
Best Lead Actor
(Mejor actor Principal)Viggo MortensenNominated
Best Supporting Actor
(Mejor actor de reparto)Juan EchanoveNominated
Best Supporting Actress
(Mejor actriz de reparto)Ariadna GilNominated
Best Screenplay
(Mejor guión adaptado)Agustín Díaz YanesNominated
Best Direction
(Mejor director)Agustín Díaz YanesNominated
Best Production Supervision
(Mejor dirección de producción)
Cristina ZumárragaWinner
Best Musical Score
(Mejor música original)Roque BañosNominated
Best Production Design
(Mejor dirección artística)
Benjamín FernándezWinner
Best Costume Design
(Mejor diseño de vestuario)
Francesca SartoriWinner
Best Cinematography
(Mejor fotografía)Paco FemeniaNominated
Best Editing
(Mejor montaje)José SalgadoNominated
Best Make-Up and Hairstyles
(Mejor maquillaje y peluquería)José Luis PérezNominated
Best Sound
(Mejor sonido)Pierre GametNominated
Best Special Effects
(Mejores effectos especiales)Reyes Abades
Rafael SolorzanoNominated

External links

  • Official Arturo Pérez-Reverte's website

Category:2006 films
Category:2000s historical drama films
Category:2000s war drama films
Category:2000s action drama films
Category:Films based on historical novels
Category:Films based on military novels
Category:Films based on romance novels
Category:Films based on Spanish novels
Category:Films based on works by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Category:Films set in the 17th century
Category:Films set in Spain
Category:Films set in the Netherlands
Category:Films shot in Madrid
Category:Spanish action drama films
Category:Period action films
Category:Spanish epic films
Category:Spanish historical drama films
Category:Spanish war drama films
Category:Spanish-language films
Category:Swashbuckler films
Category:Films scored by Roque Baños
Category:Films directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes
Category:2006 drama films
Category:Spanish films
Category:Films produced by Álvaro Augustin

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