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There Be Dragons

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Original title
There Be Dragons
Running time
120 min.
United States United States
Roland Joffé
Stephen Warbeck
Gabriel Beristain
Co-production United States-Spain-Argentina;
Mount Santa Fe, Samuel Goldwyn Films
Drama | Spanish Civil War. Based On A True Story. Religion
Synopsis / Plot
While researching the life of Jose María Escrivá de Balaguer, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past... Going back in time, we see that Manolo and Escriva are childhood friends, and both face the hardships and injustices that are tearing Spain apart. But as young men, their paths diverge, and while Escriva pursues a life of faith, Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War. Once a soldier, Manolo becomes obsessed with a beautiful Hungarian revolutionary, Ildiko, who has joined the militia in pursuit of passion and purpose. But when Ildiko rejects him and gives herself instead to the courageous militia leader Oriol, Manolo’s jealousy leads him down a path of betrayal. As personal and national battles rage, the characters’ lives collide and their deepest struggles are illuminated. Only then can they face the ultimate choices that will result in tragedy or triumph, and a chance for final redemption... "There Be Dragons" is an epic portrayal of jealousy, hatred, love and redemption set during the tumultuous times of the Spanish Civil War. A tale of loss between a father and son, of revolutionaries fighting for freedom, of a woman’s search for love and meaning… and the struggles of a man whose life impacts them all.
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