The Rite (2011)

The Rite (2011) is a Drama, Horror, Mystery film directed by Mikael Hafstrom – Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon. Despite witnessing some supernatural occurrences during the aforesaid exorcism.IMDB


Directed By – Mikael Hafstrom

Genre – Drama, Horror, Mystery

Cast – Alice Braga , Anthony Hopkins , Marta Gastini , Toby Jones , Marija Karan , Ciaran Hinds , Colin O’Donoghue , Rutger Hauer , Torrey DeVitto , Maria Grazia Cucinotta , Arianna Veronesi , Chris Marquette , Ben Cheetham , Andrea Calligari , Rosa Pianeta

In Theaters – 28 January 2011

Duration – 114 Minutes

MPAA Rating : PG-13

Taglines : You can only defeat it when you believe.

Story Writers: Matt Baglio , Michael Petroni

Country: Hungary , Italy , USA

Language: Latin , Russian , Hungarian , English , Welsh , Italian

Production Company : Rome Film Commission , Contrafilm , New Line Cinema, Mid Atlantic Films , Contrafilm, Mid Atlantic Films , Lazio Film Commission , Hungarian National Film Office


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