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The Reckoning (II) (2002)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  4 June 2004 (UK)
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A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.

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Nicholas
Marian Aguilera ...
Nicholas' Lover
Trevor Steedman ...
Jealous Husband
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Stephen
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Straw
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Tobias
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Sarah
Stuart Wells ...
Springer (as George Wells)
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Lord De Guise
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Martha
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Simon Damian
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Sheriff
Hamish McColl ...
Innkeeper
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In 14th-century England, a young monk breaks his vow of chastity and flees the wrath of his bishop and fellow monks. A fugitive priest, he then witnesses the murder of a traveling performer--and subsequently, the mourning of actor by his fellow troupe members. He eventually becomes initiated into the troupe as a player, replacing the murdered man. They travel from town to town performing their standard morality play. They arrive in a town where a boy has been killed and a young deaf-mute girl has been imprisoned for the crime--sentenced to death for witchcraft and murder. Discarding the expected bible stories, the actors stage a performance based on the crime. Through the performance of the play, they discover that the townspeople know the young woman did not, in fact, commit the murder. The stage becomes a place where vital human truth is told. Thus, simultaneously, the fugitive priest comes to terms with his own crime and makes a powerful sacrifice, thereby redeeming himself. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The truth shall come to light

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Rated R for some sexuality and violent images | See all certifications »

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Morality Play  »

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$18,044 (USA) (5 March 2004)

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$256,620 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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Brother Simon Damien is shown holding a pen in his left hand, but the position of the quill in the scenes where it is writing indicate a right-handed grip. See more »

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Nicholas: Seek those things that are above, not those things that are upon the earth.
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Tremendous
28 March 2004 | by (Phoenix) – See all my reviews

The Reckoning is a fantastic film that embraces all the aspects of a period piece, a drama, and a mystery. The plot is a beautiful mixture of good vs. evil, man vs. man, man vs. himself, and man vs. God. The younger style of Bettany mixed with the classic styles of Dafoe and Cox mirror the plot's various themes. Cinematography (not just what we see, but what the characters see) contributes tremendously to the heart of the story. The basis of the film, "The truth shall come to light," will leave you with a sense of needed self-discovery and/or reconciliation to a new breed of life. I hope all who see this work of art will experience, as displayed in the film, a "Reckoning" of their own.


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