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Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, S.J.
...lived in Mexico in the 1920s during the anticlerical regime which forced many to flee the country, and many others into a dangerous, underground ministry. Cocol is a biopic about the most famous figure of this period in Mexican history, Blessed Miguel Pro, the Jesuit priest who took to this underground ministry with a smile and a fake mustache on his face. Throughout this epic story, he survives the deep wounds of his early adulthood and the tragedy which is daily before him with good humor, practical jokes, disguises, and prayer. He recklessly serves the poor by begging from the rich. He sneaks right under the noses of the oppressive regime, escapes from prison, and kisses the cheeks of soldiers who seek to kill him. Eventually he is captured, but continues his ministry even to his death, and by doing so inspires many others to do the same. This is an epic biopic that tells the true story of a modern hero of the faith. He takes up the mantle of martyrdom, and dares to proclaim the famous line that has become the motto of Kingdom Productions:
¡Viva Cristo Rey!
"This is the kind of story the world needs right now. I'm excited to see where this film will go."
- Karen Hall; Screenwriter, M*A*S*H