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The Maidens' Conspiracy (2006)

Tirante el Blanco (original title)
Tirante the knight is as committed to fighting the Turks in Constantinople as he is to relieving Carmesina, the heiress to the Byzantine Empire, of her virginity.


Vicente Aranda


Vicente Aranda (screenplay), Joanot Martorell (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caspar Zafer ... Tirante
Esther Nubiola Esther Nubiola ... Carmesina
Leonor Watling ... Placer De Mi Vida
Ingrid Rubio ... Estefanía
Jane Asher ... Emperatriz
Charlie Cox ... Diafebus
Sid Mitchell Sid Mitchell ... Hipólito
Rafael Amargo Rafael Amargo ... Gran Turco
José Antonio Marín José Antonio Marín ... Melchor
Jay Benedict ... Embajador Turco (Turkish Ambassador)
Victoria Abril ... Viuda Reposada
Giancarlo Giannini ... Emperador
Rebeca Cobos Rebeca Cobos ... Eliseo
Valentina Burgueño Valentina Burgueño ... Dama Carmesina (Carmesina's Maiden)
Julio Vélez Julio Vélez ... Sinópolis, Capitán 1


Tirante the knight is as committed to fighting the Turks in Constantinople as he is to relieving Carmesina, the heiress to the Byzantine Empire, of her virginity.

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Adventure | Romance


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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Knight See more »

Filming Locations:

Pinto, Madrid, Spain See more »


Box Office


€14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€467,645 (Spain), 9 April 2006
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tirant Lo Blanc, by Joanot Martorell, is the most famous chivalric romance in the Catalan language. It was written in the 15th century. Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, author of the great Spanish classic "Don Quixote", thought very highly of "Tirant", in contrast to his unfavorable opinion of many other books of chivalry. See more »

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Big commercial production. Luscious and dumb.
7 February 2007 | by raseczSee all my reviews

War between Constantinopolis and the Turks; a good looking Christian warrior and lustful damsels; and castle intrigues. Good elements for an adventure and love story. Package this with a rich production, luscious imagery, elaborate carnivalesque costumes, and famous actors. Sounds good? Alas, this titanic effort meets its iceberg in the form of dumb and Disneyesque bombastic dialog. The intellectual level is that of children, though young teens may find pleasure in the action. I could tolerate such dumbing down for just an hour. A wasted evening.

I felt sad for Giancarlo Gianini, an actor for which I have great admiration. To see him in such a wreck! I guess the pay must have been good. He redeemed himself when, after one bit of shaggy-dog dialog, he looks askance at the perpetrator of the utterance with a disgust filled sneer. Yes, Giancarlo, that the way I felt throughout the time I endured this albatross.

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