There Be Dragons (2011)


Got the early info on ‘There Be Dragons’ today, a really good looking movie about a candidate for canonization who is investigated by a journalist. He then discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint’s life.

The Scoop

There Be Dragons tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá (Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei. But Robert hits a wall, both professionally and personally, when his most promising source—his own father, Manolo Torres (Bentley), turns out to be his least cooperative one.

Robert begins to unearth his father’s toxic secrets when he learns that Manolo was not only born in the same Spanish town as Josemaría, but that they were childhood friends and attended the same seminary. The two men take radically different paths in life, with Josemaría dedicating his life to his faith while Manolo is swept into the brutal and tumultuous Spanish Civil War.

Manolo descends into a dangerous and jealous obsession when the beautiful Hungarian revolutionary Ildiko (Olga Kurylenko) doesn’t return his affections and instead gives herself to the courageous military leader, Oriol (Rodrigo Santoro).

As Robert continues to unearth the secrets of Josemaría’s life and Manolo’s mysterious anger, their overlapping journeys are revealed with the truths and sorrows of their past choices, which compels Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.


Who’s It For?

I think There Be Dragons offers a lot for a variety of moviegoers. Its dark, has a lot of violence and suspense. Reminds me a bit of The DaVinci Code, and There Will Be Blood.

Movie Release Date

There Be Dragons comes to theaters May 6th 2011

Who’s In It?

Starring Charlie Cox (STARDUST), Wes Bentley (AMERICAN BEAUTY), Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE), Emmy Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi (GLADIATOR), Dougray Scott (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II) and Rodrigo Santoro (300)

What’s Good About It?

Dark dramas that surround Opus Dei and The Spanish Civil War, sounds great right?

Our Clever Prediction

We think There Be Dragons could be the sleeper hit of this year, can’t wait for it to arrive.

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