Esquilache (1989)





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After the death of Carlos II in 1700, the throne of Spain was up for grabs, and all the European powers got involved. Even after the next king was crowned, anarchy and poverty marred the lives of the Spanish for many years. Finally, Carlos III, attempted to bring significant reforms with the assistance of his minister, the Marques de Esquilache. This film, based on the play Un Sonador Para Un Pueblo by Antonio Buero Vallejo, portrays the struggles of Esquilache (Fernando Fernan Gomez) to implement his monarch's vision for Spain. Despite touching on many issues in Spanish history, it's really more of a character study of the title character. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
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Ángela Molina
as Fernanda
Concha Velasco
as Pastora Patermo
Adolfo Marsillach
as King Carlos III
Amparo Rivelles
as Isabel de Farnesio
Alberto Closas
as Duque de Villasanta
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