In March 1980, El Salvador's liberal Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero was assassinated while performing mass for a group of nuns and patients in a hospital chapel. His killer, never apprehended, is believed to have been a member of a military right-wing death squad. ROMERO is an account of
the last three years of the life of this man who has been called a modern-day saint in action, tracing Romero's conversion from a traditional to a liberation theology, his awakening to the injustice and violence rampant in his country, and his rise to prominence as a human-rights activist.
Director John Duigan and screenwriter John Sacret Young take a simplified, economical approa...