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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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An epic portrayal of Faith, Forgiveness and Redemption. 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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25 March 2011 (Spain)  »

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There Be Dragons: Secrets of Passion  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$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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An epic history of forgiveness and betrayal in the Spanish civil war
25 March 2011 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

The movie portrays a time when fascism, communism, Nazism, nationalism, anarchism... fought each other in Europe in one of the most turbulent times in Western history. Amid the scenes of war, a priest fights with himself (his dragons) and forgives all the pain suffered. A movie like "The Pianist" or the "Schindler's List". I felt amazed by this movie. It will make you cry an also feel the joy of forgiveness. The battle sequences are well recreated and the actors make and incredible interpretation. The soundtrack is beautiful (composed by Stephen Warbeck: "Shakespeare in Love"). Roland Joffe definitively has returned to an epic drama similar (and better in my opinion) to that of "The Mission". I think it's one of the best movies I have seen this year so far.


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