EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'There Be Dragons" Cast Interview

Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:05
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Oscar nominated director Roland Joffe (The Mission, The Killing Fields) returns to the screen with his new film There Be Dragons, which opened in theaters on May 6th. The drama is set during the Spanish Civil War and features a cast of excellent actors including Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Charlie Cox (Stardust), Rodrigo Santoro (300), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II). IAR's New York correspondent Grace Randolph recently had a chance to sit down with two of the stars of the film, Wes Bentley, and Rodrigo Santoro, to discuss the new movie, their characters relationship, and working with the great Roland Joffe.


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 (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 resource. 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 compel Manolo to confront his own secret with one last opportunity of forgiveness.

To watch our exclusive interview with Wes Bentley, and Rodrigo Santoro about There Be Dragons, please click on the video player above.

There Be Dragons  opened in U.S. theaters on May 6th. 

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