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Viggo Mortensen Presents New Movie at Film Festival

October 17, 2006 at 7:37 pm by xoanon  - 

ROME (AP) – October 17, 2006 – For Viggo Mortensen, it’s loyalty to friends – not to flag or country – that keeps soldiers on the battlefield, as depicted by his character in the film “Alatriste” about a soldier in 17th century Spain. “Alatriste is not really fighting for his king, but for his friends,” the 47-year-old actor said Monday before presenting the movie at the Rome Film Festival. “There’s a sense of honor and pride, some of them, of course, fight for their countries, but for some, first comes friendship, the people you’re there with,” Mortensen said, going as far as to compare his character, an aloof and loyal hero to “the American, Italian or even Spanish soldiers who fight in Iraq.” [More]

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