There Be Dragons (2011)
|When journalist robert torres is assigned to write a book about josemaria escriva the controversial founder of opus dei, he hopes it will bring him closer to his father, escriva's chilhood friend. As torres uncovers more about his father's past, he learns dark secrets that will change his world forever.|
Editor's NoteAmbitious journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott) travels from London to Spain in order to research controversial Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá (Charlie Cox) for an upcoming book, but hits a dead end when his secretive father, Manolo (Wes Bentley), refuses to speak as an official source. Later, as Robert searches desperately for the answers, he discovers that his father and Josemaría grew up together in the same town, and forged a powerful friendship while attending seminary school together. But at some point their paths diverged; Manolo went to fight in the Spanish Civil War as Josemaría embraced his faith. When Manolo fell for a stunning revolutionary (Olga Kurylenko) who shunned his affections in favor of a powerful military man (Rodrigo Santoro), his fate was sealed by his uncontrollable rage. But it's never too late to forgive, and now if Manolo can accept the dark truth about his difficult past, he may have one last shot at redemption.
There Be Dragons - DVD Review
By: xoxoxoe Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/13/2012 4:31 PM
|There Be Dragons is an interesting film, a dramatization of the early life of Josemaría Escrivá (Charlie Cox), who was named a saint in 2002. Escrivá founded Opus Dei, which was a more open form of Catholicism, teaching that not just priests but everyone could perform acts of holiness in daily life. The film derives its title from the Latin hic sunt dracones, a medieval term for noting unknown and dangerous places, or uncharted areas, as commonly depicted by a sea serpent on a map of some exotic yet-undiscovered territory....read the full review|