What price would you pay for freedom?
In this highly acclaimed action epic, an impassioned group of Catholic men and women risk everything for family, faith and the very future of their country as the films adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War. Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia headlines an acclaimed cast as General Gorostieta, the retired military man who at first thinks he has nothing personal at stake as he and his wife (Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria) watch Mexico fall into a violent civil war. Yet the man who hesitates in joining the cause will soon become the resistances most inspiring and self-sacrificing leader, as he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his fellow countrymen
and transforms a band of rebels into a heroic force to be reckoned with. The General faces impossible odds against the powerful, ruthless, socialist and Masonic government. Yet it is those he meets on the journey youthful idealists, feisty renegades and, most of all, the remarkable and inspiring teenager Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio (in the actual black & white image to the left) who reveal to him how courage and belief are forged even when justice seems lost.
One of the most solid, Catholic movies ever made! It has a strong emphasis on the need of the Sacraments, especially Confession.
Rated R: for war violence [involving many gun battles] and some disturbing images [such as desecration of churches and the torture of a youth].
Widescreen (letterbox), 150 min., color.
¡VIVA CRISTO REY!
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