Award-winning romantic epic The Outlaw (Lope) will be released on DVD on 17th October, spanning the life, loves and works of Lope De Vega, one of the key figures in Spanish Baroque literature, second only to Cervantes. This beautiful film will enthrall fans of Cyrano De Bergerac and Shakespeare in Love. We have 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

16th Century Spain. Gifted young playwright Lope de Vega returns to Madrid from the war filled with ambition, eager to live, to write, to make his dreams a reality. Penniless, he is forced to work as a humble copyist. Lope falls for Elena, his boss’s ravishing daughter. Her well-connected father, who runs the most successful theatre troupe in the city, would never approve of the liaison, so the affair is kept secret. But Elena has another secret: she’s already married. When Lope finds out, he asks her to end her marriage and make their love public. Elena refuses. Wounded, he is tempted to play along with the one woman who can bring his vision to the stage, but his passion burns stronger than his ambition, and he publicly exposes the hypocrisy of Elena and her father.

Starring Alberto Ammann and Luis Tosar from the multi-award winning Spanish prison drama CELL 211. Also starring: Leonor Watling and Pilar López De Ayala.

All you need to do for your chance of winning a copy of the DVD is email with the e-mail header The Outlaw. Make sure you leave your full name and address and please only enter if you are 15 or over. Winners will be notified in November.

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This article was first posted on October 18, 2011