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THERE BE DRAGONS

Year: 2011
USA: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Cast: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Olga Kurylenko, Dougray Scott, Rodrigo Santoro, Derek Jacobi, Golshifteh Farahani, Geraldine Chaplin, Lily Cole, Charles Dance, Ana Torrent, Unax Ugalde, Pablo Lapadula, Rusty Lemorande, Alfonso Bassave, Jordi Molla, Alejandro Casaseca, Yaiza Guimare, Jan Cornet
Director: Roland Joffe
Country: USA / Argentina / Spain
USA: 120 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for violence and combat sequences, some language and thematic elements
USA Release Date: 6 May 2011


Synopsis

THERE BE DRAGONS, an epic tale of revolutionaries and saints in a time of civil war; a story about love and heroism amid jealousy and, a heartbreaking drama about the power of forgiveness. Written and directed by two-time Academy Award® nominee Roland Joffe (THE MISSION, THE KILLING FIELDS), THERE BE DRAGONS stars Charlie Cox (STARDUST), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY), Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE), Dougray Scott (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II), Rodrigo Santoro (300) and Emmy Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi (GLADIATOR).

THERE BE DRAGONS tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaria Escriva (Charlie Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source - his own father, Manolo Torres (Wes Bentley), turns out to be his least co-operative one.

Robert begins to unearth his father's toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaria, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaria dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko (Olga Kurylenko) doesn't return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol (Rodrigo Santoro).

As Robert continues to unearth the secrets of Josemaria's life and Manolo's mysterious anger, their overlapping journeys are revealed with the truths and sorrows of their past choices, which compels Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.

THERE BE DRAGONS was produced by Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Roland Joffe and Ignacio Núnez.










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