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Esquilache (1989)

In the 18th century in Madrid, the Marquess of Esquilache, King Charles III of Spain's former minister, bans on wearing the popular wide collar with a long coat and brimmed hat. Along with other measures provoke a massive riot in the city.

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Josefina Molina
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Esquilache
José Luis López Vázquez ... Campos
Ángela Molina ... Fernanda (as Angela Molina)
Ángel de Andrés ... Ensenada
Concha Velasco ... Pastora
Adolfo Marsillach ... Carlos III
Amparo Rivelles ... Isabel de Farnesio
Alberto Closas ... Villasanta
Tito Valverde ... Bernardo (as Fernando Valverde)
Roberto Martín Roberto Martín ... Doublet
Francisco Portes Francisco Portes ... Sabatini (as Paco Portes)
Paco Hernández Paco Hernández ... Agitador
Josu Ormaetxe Josu Ormaetxe ... Cabecilla (as Jesús A. Ormaeche)
José Antonio Navarro José Antonio Navarro ... Amotinado 1
Félix Casales Félix Casales ... Amotinado 2
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In the 18th century in Madrid, the Marquess of Esquilache, King Charles III of Spain's former minister, bans on wearing the popular wide collar with a long coat and brimmed hat. Along with other measures provoke a massive riot in the city.

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

26 January 1989 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Marquis d'Esquilache See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sabre Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Esquilache: So I am a prisoner.
Villasanta: Guarded only, Marquis, to ensure your security.
Esquilache: Are you sure you are not exceeding your obligations?
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Soundtracks

Sonata nº45 en Sol Mayor
Written by Padre Antonio Soler
Performed by José Antonio Quintano
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A good portrait of political dificulties in Spain during King Charles III times
6 May 2003 | by tagarrojlSee all my reviews

A very good portrait of Spain and its difficulties during the period of King Charles the Third, Major of Madrid, too. He was an exceptional Major and good king, but due to its Italian ascendency and his choice of an Italian Prime Minister, the people did not like its Govern.

The film is about Mr. Esquilache, the Prime Minister and tells us its troubles to maintain the peace due to its interest in getting a good government for the Spanish people.

Very good characterization, filmed in real places and excellent dresses. It maintains your attention from start to end.


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