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"There Be Dragons" is a feature film that tells the story of London-based investigative journalist Robert Torres (Dougray Scott), who visits Spain to research a book about Josemaría Escrivá (Charlie 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 (Wes 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.

Samuel Goldwyn Films' "There Be Dragons" is written and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Roland Joffé ("The Mission," "The Killing Fields," "City of Joy") and stars Charlie Cox ("Stardust," "Casanova"), Wes Bentley ("American Beauty," "Ghost Rider"), Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace," "Max Payne"), Emmy Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi ("Gladiator," "The Golden Compass"), Dougray Scott ("Mission Impossible II," "Ever After") and Rodrigo Santoro ("300," "Che"). Academy Award-winner Eugenio Zanetti ("Restoration," "What Dreams May Come") is the art director, Academy Award-winner Yvonne Blake ("What Dreams May Come") is the costume designer, Academy Award-winner Michele Burke ("Quest for Fire," "Dracula") is the make-up designer and Academy Award nominee Richard Nord ("The Fugitive") is the editor. The director of photography is Gabriel Beristain ("Caravaggio") and the film's producers are Ignacio Gómez-Sancha, Roland Joffé and Ignacio Núñez.


Genre: Biography
Runtime: 122 mins.
Release Date: May 6, 2011
Tagline: Even saints have a past.
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Production Companies:
Mount Santa Fe
N-Focus Productions
A3 Films

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