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Brian Helgeland (written by)
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Release Date:
5 September 2003 (USA) See more »
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Unleash the power. See more »
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A young priest is sent to Rome to investigate the troubling death of the head of his order. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Heath Ledger ... Alex Bernier

Shannyn Sossamon ... Mara Sinclair

Benno Fürmann ... William Eden

Mark Addy ... Thomas Garrett

Peter Weller ... Driscoll
Francesco Carnelutti ... Dominic
Mattia Sbragia ... Apathetic Bishop
Mirko Casaburo ... Little Boy
Giulia Lombardi ... Little Girl

Richard Bremmer ... Bookstore Owner
Maria Cristina Maccà ... Sister Franca (as Cristina Maccà)
Paola Emilia Villa ... Sister Marie

Rosalinda Celentano ... Faraway Eyes Girl
Alessandra Costanzo ... Eden's Maid

Paolo Lorimer ... Englishman
Davide Odore ... Young Eden
John Karlsen ... Eden's Manservant
Fabrizio Lozzi ... Eden's Driver
David Ambrosi ... Demon

Adam Levy ... Master Builder

Bruno Bilotta ... Bigger Bouncer
Leagh Conwell ... Alex, 10 Years Old

John Schwab ... American Bureaucrat

Jon Laurimore ... Burnham, British Aristocrat

Steve Toussaint ... New York Detective

James Greene ... British Doctor
Luigi Basagaluppi ... Father of Eden

Michele Melega ... Morgue Attendant
Emanuele Carucci Viterbi ... Priest at St. Peters

Richard Leaf ... Sin Eater at St. Peters
Clive Riche ... Towncar Driver
Alex Van Damme ... Club Bartender
Barbara Pastrovich ... Irish Whore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Seeta Indrani ... Indian Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Helgeland 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brian Helgeland (written by)

Produced by
Craig Baumgarten .... producer
Thomas M. Hammel .... executive producer
Brian Helgeland .... producer
Michael Kuhn .... executive producer
Giovanni Lovatelli .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
David Torn 
 
Cinematography by
Nicola Pecorini 
 
Film Editing by
Kevin Stitt 
 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
 
Production Design by
Miljen Kreka Kljakovic 
 
Art Direction by
Branimir Babic 
Domenico Sica (co-art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Franco Fumagalli  (as Gianfranco Fumagalli)
 
Costume Design by
Caroline Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... makeup department head
Stuart Conran .... senior makeup effects artist
Paola Gattabrusi .... makeup artist
Neill Gorton .... special makeup designer
Giorgio Gregorini .... key hair stylist
Ian Morse .... special makeup effects artist
Raffaella Ragazzi .... makeup artist
Chris Trice .... animatronic designer
 
Production Management
Andrea Alunni .... unit manager
Charlie Davis .... post-production supervisor
Federico Foti .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilles Cannatella .... second assistant director: reshoots
Sergio Ercolessi .... first assistant director
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director
Franco Maria Salamon .... second unit director
Bojana Sutic .... first assistant director: additional shoot
Livia Tovoli .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Simona Batistelli .... set dressing coordinator
Giancarlo Di Fusco .... painter
Cristiano Donzelli .... storyboard artist
Antonio Fraulo .... property master
Guy Hebeler .... scenic artist
Ennio Meloni .... carpenter
Stefano Morbidelli .... on-set dresser
Antonio Murer .... propmaker
Sebastiano Murer .... props
Valeria Paoloni .... buyer: set dresser
Alessandra Querzola .... assistant set decorator
Alessandra Querzola .... lead set dresser
Domenico Reordino .... painter
Priscilla Rossi .... assistant art director
Andrea Tolomei .... painters lab
Francesco Valento .... carpenter
Claudio Villa .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Petra Bach .... adr editor
Bernard Bats .... production sound mixer
Bill W. Benton .... re-recording mixer
Tracy Bolt .... sound recordist
Pierre-Yves Bruneel .... boom operator
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... re-recording mixer
William Jacobs .... sound editor
Brian W. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor
William Levins .... sound editor
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Angelo Palazzo .... sound editor
Miguel Rivera .... foley supervisor
Brad Sokol .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... adr supervisor
Ben Wilkins .... sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Acon .... special effects coordinator
Stefano Corridori .... special effects technician
Kevin Draycott .... special effects foreman
Terry Glass .... special effects supervisor
Steve Scotton .... special effects technician
Fabio Traversari .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Bakowski .... digital compositor: Mill Film
Andy Barrios .... Inferno artist: ASYLUM
Angus Cameron .... on-set supervisor
Leif Einarsson .... character setup supervisor
Davina Gottschalk .... digital compositor
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects producer: Asylum (as Lindsay Burnett)
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor: Asylum
Grant Hewlett .... digital artist
Ian Hunter .... visual effects supervisor
Kristopher Kasper .... visual effects editor: Asylum
Joe Ken .... Inferno artist: Asylum
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: pacific title digital
Erik Lee .... CG animator
Mark Alan Loso .... compositor
Jason McDade .... character animator
Nathan McGuinness .... senior visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects artist
Mark P. Renton .... digital artist
Lee Robinson .... video
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
David Santiago .... effects technical director
Gunther Schatz .... 3D visual effects artist
Jason Snyman .... visual effects
Andy Stevens .... visual effects editor: Millfilm
Fabrizio Storaro .... translites images
Robert Stromberg .... digital matte artist
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Yuichiro Yamashita .... CG animator
Travis Baumann .... Inferno artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Giorgio Antonini .... stunts
Paolo Antonini .... stunts
Carlo Antonioni .... stunts
Alessandro Borgese .... stunts
Jacqueline Freda .... stunts (as Jaqueline Freda)
Stefano Maria Mioni .... assistant stunt coordinator
Alessandro Novelli .... stunt double
Emiliano Novelli .... stunts
Alessandro Parrello .... stunt double
Angelo Ragusa .... stunts
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunt double
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunts rigger (uncredited)
Jacqueline Freda .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Massimo Barbona .... grip
Roberto Barbona .... grip
Mickey Bergstrom .... video operator
Daniele Cafolla .... light board operator
Marco Cuzzupoli .... assistant camera
Massimiliano Dessena .... grip
Umberto Dessena .... grip
Francesco Di Giacomo .... focus puller
Robin Eberspacher .... assistant camera
Robin Eberspacher .... film loader
Stefano Falivene .... camera operator
Clement Gharini .... camera operator: flying camera
Michele Giuseppe Lacerenza .... electrician
Alessandro Martella .... assistant camera
Giorgio Perluigi .... assistant camera
Francisco Pintore .... second assistant "a" camera
Marco Sacerdoti .... camera operator
Alessandra Sangermano .... video assist operator: additional scenes
Marco Santarelli .... grip
Paolo Tiberti .... grip
Giorgio Toso .... assistant camera
Jürgen Vollmer .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Suzanne Crowley .... casting: UK
Krassimir Ivanov .... casting assistant: Rome
Gilly Poole .... casting: UK
Piero Proietti .... extras casting
Tonino Proietti .... extras casting
Shaila Rubin .... casting: Rome
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Aslam .... assistant costume designer
Alma Barbieri .... workshop tailor
Stefania Corsetti .... costume assistant
Giovanni Lipari .... set costumer
Annalisa Schmid .... costume department coordinator
Giovanni Scotti .... wardrobe master
Marco Scotti .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color consultant
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Peter McNulty .... additional editor
Stephen M. Rickert Jr. .... assistant editor
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Filippo Lovatelli .... assistant location manager
Michela Occhipinti .... assistant location manager
Erik Paoletti .... location manager
Franco Rapa .... location services: Naples, Italy
 
Music Department
Rachel Bolt .... viola
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Bryan Lawson .... assistant music editor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor
Shiro Gutzie .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Paolo Bernardini .... driver
Gabriella Di Santo .... transportation coordinator
Enrico Latella .... transportation captain
Massimiliano Rocchetti .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Cecilia Alvarenga .... production coordinator
Damian Anderson .... assistant production coordinator
Peter Arpesella .... adr voice group
Leonardo Bertini .... set production assistant
Rino Bonavita .... accountant
Lilli Bonolis .... film assistant
Stanley Brossette .... unit publicist
Kevin Richard Buxbaum .... production accountant
Sabrina Canale .... personal assistant: Mr. Heath Ledger
Giorgio Catalano .... production accountant
Piera Cimino .... workshop tailor
Flavio De Simone .... production assistant
Fiona Dwyer .... additional adr voice
Alessandro Fiorito .... assistant accountant
Maria Fiorito .... accountant
Beatrice Giraud .... first assistant accountant
Gerry Grennell .... dialogue coach
Brooke Johnston .... assistant: Craig Baumgarten
Corrado Meotti .... key set production assistant
Giorgia Pellegrini .... production secretary
Jurgen Proschinger .... finance manager: Kuhn & Co.
Silvia Riolo .... production assistant
Patrizia Roletti .... assistant coordinator
Cristiano Sebastianelli .... cashier
Cristiano Sebastianelli .... payroll
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Grant Stoner .... assistant: Craig Baumgarten
Elena Tiberi .... clerk: payroll
Andrea Tolomei .... runner
Vittorio Torrieri .... workshop tailor
Benedetta Von Normann .... production secretary
Vanna Bonta .... adr voice: spirit voices (uncredited)
Francesco Scopelliti .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Malcolm Ritchie .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Sin Eater" - Australia, Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), Singapore (English title), UK, USA (working title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violent images, sexuality and language
Runtime:
102 min | Portugal:95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Brian Helgeland, Peter Weller did extensive research for his role by studying old religious rituals and histrionics.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The policeman tells Alex that Mara Williams has escaped. However, the character's name is Mara Sinclair.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Alex Bernier:Every life is a riddle. The answer to mine is knowledge, born of darkness.
Alex Bernier:It wasn't always so. In the beginning, I still had questions. In the beginning, my mystery still remained.
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Movie Connections:
References "Mod Squad" (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Due CrociSee more »

FAQ

Names of the Hebrew letters with his hand writing The Sin Eater (William Eden)
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14 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Makes Church Seem Like a Roller coaster Ride, 7 August 2004
Author: joseangeles from United States

The screenwriter poorly attempted to re-create the "Exorcist'. But put in some blah-blah love story that makes you sick instead of keeping you engaged. There is no substance whatsoever in this entire film. It had the potential of being something special but blows it by showing a bunch of people yack about things nobody cares about. Extremely boring, I wanted to leave the theater when I saw this but the dumb movie tickets were expensive so I had to withstand the dreary torture which felt like it lasted forever. Nothing on screen connected relevance back to whatever the characters were talking about.

They use computer graphics in here that instead of wowing me (as it intended, I hate CGI) just ruined the movie even more. Some people say this movie did horrible in the movie theaters because of how "thought-provoking" and "slow-paced-without-action-because it's an intelligent film" it was. What is so intelligent or thought provoking when the story is basically about pretty boy Heath Ledger as a priest who has a love interest and disobeys his religion? Seems like an uninspired concept. Oh and there's some mumbo jumbo about the "sin-eater" (movie was originally going to be titled "sin-eater"). Lame concept but the movie took the "sin-eater" thing too seriously, making the movie become pathetic and delusional about how dark and intelligent it was. Yeah, I know there were really sin-eaters in the medieval times but this movie just makes it sound cheesy.

Nothing in the movie was executed right and I forget why I even bothered to see this movie. If you want horror films that actually have depth, watch Rosemary's Baby, The Tenant, Naked Blood, Society, Cannibal Holocaust, Pin, Exorcist, Omen, or any of the Romero "Dead Trilogy" films. Nonsense dialogue does not equate to intelligence people, mainstream movie fans think that though (same kind of people that think a ridiculous movie like Hulk is a cinematic masterpiece). If you want mind-numbingly boring horror, watch the Order. This movie makes church seem like a roller coaster ride.

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