Trailer and Poster for Roland Joffe’s There Be Dragons

Haven’t heard much about Roland Joffé’s “There be Dragons”, but then again, it’s not like I’m predisposed to follow the films of Roland Joffé, especially in recent years. After all, “The Killing Fields” was a long, long time ago. The director’s latest is “There be Dragons”, and Samuel Goldwyn Films has released a new trailer and poster for the flick. Check them out below.

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), 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.

Starring Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott , Unax Ugalde, Olga Kurylenko, and directed by Roland Joffé.

The dragons take flight May 6, 2011.


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