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.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 5.6/10 (1,900 voted)
Critic's Score: 33/100
Stars: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott
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.
(as Jordi Mollá)
Even saints have a past.
Release Date: 25 March 2011
Filming Locations: Luján, Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $1,251,124
(27 March 2011)
(8 May 2011)
All wars begin long before the first shot is fired and continue long after the last bullet has done its job.
A deep touching picture
I have just been invited to watch the movie during a screening
presentation in Rome and after several hours I'm still deeply touched.
It's a film that makes you think, reflect. It's not an easy action
movie, and in that sense, some maybe would get disappointed if they are
thinking of it as another war movie. It's a drama that despite the
cruel events that portraits opens your heart to hope and puts you on
the quest for transcendence. As "The Mission", this new Joffe's film,
uses the "paralel" life of two friends to show how difficult it is to
make a fair decision while you are under stressful circumstances. Some
people may judge this film as the Opus Dei answer to the Da Vinci Code
attacks, and in a certain sense it is, but the film is not a propaganda
movie, but a deep meditation from an agnostic point of view of the
sense of life.