#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, the controversial founder of Opus Dei, the young journalist Robert uncovers hidden stories of his estranged father Manolo, and is taken on a journey through the dark, terrible secrets of his family’s past.
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Great title… Bland movie
I had reason to spend several hours with and paying close attention to the views of the filmmaker, just before the film premiered in Spain; and I found both him and his thinking, truly, fascinating! I found it equally fascinating that a man who had, once, moved audiences with The Killing Fields and The Mission, should believe that this overly plain, almost amateur feel-to-it film – which I had seen, the week before – could ever be expected to transmit to post-Avatar 3D audiences, far less caught up than Roland Joffé in the importance and purpose of redemption in modern-day society.
I, for one, agree that learning to forgive is essential and that without it, we can never find our humanity. Also, I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with ‘amateur’: the word implies love and vocation, and I’m good with that. ‘Overly plain’, however, did all-too-frequently smack of ‘low-budget, tinny dialogs’ and ‘shallow performances’ – with, to some extent, the exception of Derek Jacobi.
I simply think that people turn to movie theaters for an experience they could never get from multimedia and home cinema; and movie theaters agree to deliver such an experience. And, though some of the action scenes were not entirely uninteresting (and we’re, honestly, not asking for Terminators and Jurassics), to make – for general release – an entertaining and viable movie about the value of ‘redemption’ would appear to be as commercially unlikely as would making a movie about generosity or about humility. Such ‘virtues’ will either seep through the plot and hit viewers – and, hopefully, stay with them long – after they have left the theater or they won’t! Yet, to play such virtues so close to the plot is – I feel – sadly counterproductive, from both a storytelling and a film-viewing point of view.
Mr. Joffé is sure to have enjoyed the experience, engulfed – as he will have been, throughout the film-making process – by this ubiquitous purpose, impregnating so many of his thoughts and actions. It’s a shame he didn’t give a little more importance to his side of this mutual selfishness pact we call ‘film-going’: that way, many thousands more might have enjoyed the experience, too.
Roland Joffé’s overwrought epic
In 1936, the Spanish civil war pitted the fascists against the leftist Republican army. Manolo Torres (Wes Bentley) and Josemaría Escrivá (Charlie Cox) are childhood friends. Manolo’s family is rich but he’s envious of his friend’s attentive father. Manolo’s father is killed by a communist and Josemaría becomes a priest. In present day Spain, Manolo’s son Robert (Dougray Scott) is writing a book on Josemaría Escrivá who is in line for canonization. Roberto is estranged from his father and tries to understand him and his complicated friendship.
Director Roland Joffé has written a confused convoluted epic. It tries to do so much that it ends up doing nothing. Roland is trying so hard to have this an overwrought melodrama. I don’t find Robert and his investigation that compelling. Manolo and Josemaría are competing to be the lead. I would have preferred a more straight-forward telling of their story and less epic musical cues. He should let their story speak for itself and not try to make an opera.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (DVD) (Finland), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (re-edited)
Genre Biography, Drama, War
Director Roland Joffé
Writer Roland Joffé
Actors Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott
Country Spain, United States, Argentina
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Cinecolor S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina (as Cinecolor Argentina), Technicolor, Madrid, Spain (as Technicolor España)
Film Length 3,363 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 100T 5212, Vision2 200T 5217, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema