The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

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Father Rutilio Grande
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Arista Zelada
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Lt. Columa
Alejandro Bracho ...
Father Alfonzo Osuña
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Father Manuel Morantes
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Francisco Galedo
Lucy Reina ...
Lucia
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Bishop Estrada
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Father Rafael Villez
Robert Viharo ...
Col. Ernesto Dorio
Harold Cannon ...
Gen. Humberto
Claudio Brook ...
Bishop Flores
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Bishop Rivera y Damas
Eduardo López Rojas ...
Bishop Cordova
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In El Salvador, the new bishop speaks out against the death squads and the terror campaign the government is using in an attempt to crush the guerilla war that is being waged against them. This is seen as disloyality and the number of priests attacked goes up and even churches are shut down by the government. Based on a true story, Romero was assassinated in March, 1980. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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25 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Romero, le sang de l'archevêque  »

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$1,316,495 (USA)
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The film was selected to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 1989. See more »

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Archbishop Oscar Romero: I'd like to make an appeal in a special way to the men in the army. Brothers, each one of you is one of us. We are the same People. The farmers and peasants that you kill are your own brothers and sisters. When you hear the words of a man telling you to kill, think instead in the words of God, "Thou shalt not kill!" No soldier is obliged to obey an order contrary to the Law of God. In His name and in the name of our tormented people who have suffered so much, and whose laments cry out to heaven...
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29 March 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Even though the situation has changed considerably in El Salvador, this movie is still very enjoyable. I've seen it shortly after it was released and I just saw it again. Same verdict. Very good movie. Raul Julia is simply fabulous as Romero, the Archbishop who was talking about peace while it seems everybody else was talking about war. The final scene in the church is unforgettable.

7 out of 10.


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