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There Be Dragons (2011)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | 25 March 2011 (Spain)
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Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.

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A young journalist long ago rejected by his now aged and dying father finds himself investigating one of his father's former friends, a candidate for canonization. Uncovering the two men's complicated relationship from childhood through the horrors of the Spanish Civil War unveils a compelling drama filled with passion, betrayal, love and religion. An action packed story set during a murderous time in history that ultimately serves the present by revealing the importance and timeless power of forgiveness. Written by Anonymous

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Even saints have a past. See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for violence and combat sequences, some language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Secretos de Pasión  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$705,537 (USA) (6 May 2011)

Gross:

$1,068,392 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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Title Card: All wars begin long before the first shot is fired and continue long after the last bullet has done its job.
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Just had "good people" on one side of the war and "bad"in another?
14 March 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I think it's a great movie that conveys hope to everyone who is at least a little open-mindedness.

It's a movie to see without prejudice, to enjoy the action, to think a bit and will surely help the spectator to keep less absurd wars in the home, in the family, at work, in neighborhood meetings, in political life...

Is it possible to forgive when people kill to his neighbor? Is it possible to be blind to reality? I hope that this film will full your mind and your heart, as it did me.

I remembered these words of "the way", the "best seller" of José María Escrivá:

"Your life is not a sterile life. Be helpful. Let dregs. Shine forth with the torch of your faith and your love.

You must remove, with your apostolic life, the dirt and slime left by the corrupt sowers of hatred".


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