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Ignatius of Loyola (2016)

Ignacio de Loyola (original title)
'If you could hear the voice of God, would you want to keep it secret?' A historical drama based on the memoirs of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. This is the story of ... See full summary »


Paolo Dy, Cathy Azanza


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andreas Muñoz ... Iñigo
Javier Godino ... Xanti
Julio Perillán ... Padre Sanchez
Pepe Ocio ... Montes
Mario de la Rosa ... Calixto
Isabel García Lorca Isabel García Lorca ... Dona Ines (as Isabel Garcia-Lorca)
Cristóbal Pinto ... Garin
Ricardo Reguera Ricardo Reguera ... Don Martin de Loyola
Lucas Fuica Lucas Fuica ... Don Beltran
Raghad Chaar ... Magdalena
Tacuara Casares Tacuara Casares ... Catalina
Marta Codina Marta Codina ... Ana
Gonzalo Trujillo ... Frias
Jonathan D. Mellor ... Figueroa (as Jonathan Mellor)
Imanol Reta Imanol Reta ... Gallo


'If you could hear the voice of God, would you want to keep it secret?' A historical drama based on the memoirs of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. This is the story of a soldier, a man of vice and violence who, in his attempt to turn to the light, was forced to wrestle with his inner demons to the very brink of death. A Filipino production shot in Spain and the Philippines, the film chronicles his valiant but futile defense at the Battle of Pamplona, his struggles with depression and near-suicide, his trial before the Inquisition, and his ultimate vindication.

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Soldier. Sinner. Saint.


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Philippines | Spain



Release Date:

4 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ignatius of Loyola See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain See more »


Box Office


$950,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Also, as the first commercial, color feature film to be filmed and shot in Spain by a Filipino company (with ties to the Jesuit organization in the Philippines), it was also shot in English--which is NOT the native tongue of either the Philippines or Spain; but of the 2nd colonizer of the Philippines, the USA. (Note: the Jesuit operation in the Philippines is governed by the New York province of the Jesuit order). See more »


Iñigo de Loyola: I once asked a man to break my leg, so that it would heal and be whole again. For the same reason, I needed God to break my spirit. Fortunately, God is a much better surgeon than man.
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A heartwarming film with some flaws
31 July 2016 | by wyldstyleSee all my reviews

This movie was touching especially to those who follow the same faith or better yet, those who are already familiar with the saint. For a 2-hour film, story line was smooth, although it was dragging at some parts. They could have added more of his past life into the movie, and not just 30 second flashbacks. In my opinion there were a lot of important things that happened in his past that could have been squeezed in. The cinematography isn't that great either; it felt chopped up most of the time and the camera angles were sometimes off. The message of the movie was clear and simple. The acting was great, although their accents were heavy so I suggest watching it with subtitles.

All-in-all it was a good film! Would recommend to everyone interested in the life of St. Iggy 😊

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