Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Alex Bernier (Ledger) is a member of an arcane order of priests known as Carolingians. When the head of the order dies, Alex is sent to Rome to investigate mysterious circumstances surrounding the death. The body bears strange marks on the chest which may or may not be the sign of a Sin Eater (Furmann), a renegade who offers absolution, last rites and therefore a path to heaven outside the jurisdiction of the church. Alex enlists the aid of his old comrade Father Thomas (Addy) and of a troubled artist (Sossamon) upon whom he once performed an exorcism. He soon finds himself plunged into a mystery only to find himself at the heart of it. Written by
On the DVD, there's a deleted scene in which Thomas wields a flaming sword - a biblical reference. As Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden Of Eden, God places an angel (some traditions say an archangel called Uriel) at the gates with a flaming sword. He is to make sure that none enter the Garden of Eden unworthy. Thomas thus sees himself as a guardian of Eden, or Paradise. See more »
During the scene in which Alex and Mara are making love, the leather bracelet Alex wears changes position from one wrist to the other several times. See more »
Every life is a riddle. The answer to mine is knowledge, born of darkness.
It wasn't always so. In the beginning, I still had questions. In the beginning, my mystery still remained.
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I've seen so many bad reviews for "The Order" that I feel urged to write a good one. I enjoyed this movie very much. I had read a book called the "Sineater" awhile back, so had an understanding of the premise. I was raised Catholic so have an understanding of the dogma. I often find movies slow and boring, but not this one. I rewound to not miss anything. I'm a seeker of knowledge and meaning. I did not find this movie to be about any form of end times. Even though it was not easy to watch at times, partly because someone dear to me recently left here through suicide...I still enjoyed the depth of the movie. Okay, it helps that I'm a fan of Heath Ledger, but please don't dismiss my comments as merely fan-based. This movie was something different even though it's been categorized. It had some faults, but don't we all! Through my eyes...this was a good movie. There's more out there and around us than many of us care to admit. If you're seeking simple entertainment, it's most likely not your movie. If you want depth and don't mind some mind-bending thoughts, experience it!
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