| Adventure, Drama, History
Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars.
At a cost of 24 million Euros, this is the most expensive Spanish film ever made. Director Agustín Díaz Yanes called that amount enough for 'a European super-production and an American rubbish-production'.
Conde Duque de Olivares:
Without Flanders, there's nothing... Captain.
During the Siege of Breda, when Alatriste and his men are sent to undermine Flemish defenses, his second-in-command Sebastián is the last man to enter the cramped tunnels but appears right behind him anyway by the time the Spaniards are discovered.
Spanish, Flemish, Latin, Portuguese, Dutch