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The Order

3.2 10
Director: Brian Helgeland

Cast: Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann

     
 

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Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland writes and directs the religious thriller The Order. Heath Ledger portrays a priest from a secret religious order called The Carolingians. He's sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of the head of the Carolingians, whose body was found with strange marks on its chest. While in Rome, he asks for help from an…  See more details below

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Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland writes and directs the religious thriller The Order. Heath Ledger portrays a priest from a secret religious order called The Carolingians. He's sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of the head of the Carolingians, whose body was found with strange marks on its chest. While in Rome, he asks for help from an old friend (Mark Addy) and an elusive artist Shannyn Sossamon to help solve the murder. The priest ends up at the Vatican, where he learns of a sect that may be responsible for many mysterious deaths. Peter Weller and Benno Fürmann round out the cast.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Mystery tinged with occult horror surrounds the members of an arcane, rapidly dwindling order of Catholic priests in this fanciful, edge-of-the-seat thriller written and directed by Brian Helgeland. It provides an offbeat lead for hunky star Heath Ledger, cast as one of the last members of the Carolinians, a nearly moribund sect that uses controversial methods to investigate satanic phenomena. When the head of his order is found murdered, the young priest is called back to Rome. He soon learns that the killing is tied to the activities of "sin eaters" -- renegades who offer a bizarre form of absolution outside the Church's jurisdiction. Ledger is surprisingly good in the difficult role of a young clergyman struggling to maintain his faith and live within his vows. He faces considerable temptation in the shapely form of Shannyn Sossamon, who's suitably dour as a troubled artist who fancies the handsome priest. Mark Addy, normally seen in comedic roles, is surprisingly effective as Ledger's comrade-in-collar, and an almost unrecognizable Peter Weller is deliciously sinister as an acidly cynical prelate. Given its wildly improbable plot, The Order frequently veers toward the ridiculous, but Helgeland always seizes control of the narrative and drags it back on course before it goes too far astray. He also invests the story with an atmosphere of foreboding that's likely to affect even those viewers comfortably ensconced in the safety of their own living rooms. In an era when many supernatural thrillers subvert themselves with campy excess, this movie stands out by virtue of its commitment to continual creepiness -- and that alone makes it worth watching more than once.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
UPC:
0024543657941
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:42:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Brian Helgeland; Deleted scenes and dailies; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Heath Ledger Father Alex Bernier
Shannyn Sossamon Mara Sinclair
Benno Fürmann The Sin Eater
Mark Addy Father Thomas Garrett
Peter Weller Driscoll
Francesco Carnelutti Dominic
Paola Emilia Villa Sister Mary
Giulia Lombardi Little Girl
Mirko Casaburo Little Boy

Technical Credits
Brian Helgeland Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Branamir (Bane) Babic Art Director
Bernard Bats Sound/Sound Designer
Craig Baumgarten Producer
Sergio Ercolessi Asst. Director
Gianfranco Fumagalli Set Decoration/Design
Terry Glass Special Effects Supervisor
Thomas M. Hammel Executive Producer
Caroline Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Donna Isaacson Casting
Miljen "Kreka" Kljakovic Production Designer
Michael Kuhn Executive Producer
Giovanni Lovatelli Co-producer
Nicola Pecorini Cinematographer
Domenico Sica Art Director
Kevin Stitt Editor
David Torn Score Composer

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The Order 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my family went to see this movie and it was horrible.I wanted to see it cause of heath ledger.this movie is evil.heath ledger could do better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHat a stupid movie!!!! SinEater??? BAHH!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son brought it home and I watched. It was bad but there are worse out there. I reserve the one star for those movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a brilliant movie - need to watch - no doing laundry in the middle - otherwise you might miss something.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this movie. I saw The Order in the theater and then purchased the DVD. I have watched this movie several times and have picked up clues through out the movie that helps to understand the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't really know what to expect before watching this, I was sort of confused on what this movie was about and after watching it I still had the same feeling. I understood some parts of it, but not others. Could have been a lot better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome movie, definately not for those who don't enjoy religion-based thrillers
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