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Romero (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  25 August 1989 (USA)
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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
Ana Alicia ...
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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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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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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Raul Julia's gift to cinema
24 June 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Raul Julia's finest moment as an actor was also one of the finest Latin American-themed films of all time. Julia portrayed the diligent bishop Oscar Romero with an aplomb which few actors could have embodied. Sadly, this film ends up as nothing but a blip on the map. Few people have actually experienced the power and creativity placed into this film. Perhaps it was too political or too dark, what ever the reason, it will remain one of my favorite films of all time. Perhaps years from now, the appreciation this movie deserves will be given to it.


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