Based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s best-selling novels, Alatriste is a sweeping 17th-century epic teeming with swordplay, lust and political intrigue. After his company falls prey to a deadly ambush, Captain Alatriste (Viggo Mortensen) returns to Spain to fulfill the dying wish of a fallen friend: to care for his son, Íñigo. But the once-mighty empire has started to crumble under the weight of corruption. With Íñigo under his wing, Alatriste must fight to protect his honour amidst the decay of his cherished homeland. –Mongrel Media
This is not a movie. There is no plot, they simply took some disjointed episodes out of various novels to fill the (too long) running time, this is a shame because the source material is good, Mortensen is great and the single episodes are well done. At least you can see this as a sort of demo for Perez-Revert's novels.