The forensic psychiatric Sally Rowe is called by Detective Martin Mackenzie to analyze the profile of the teenager Alex Forbes, who was found in a train station holding the body of his schoolmate Nigel Colby and with powder in his hand. Alex discloses his relationship with Nigel, who believes that they were descendants of the Templar Knights, and how Nigel used the power of his mind to control him. Mackenzie believes that Alex is the killer, but Susan investigates the family of Nigel under pressure of Alex's father, and finds that all of them belong to an ancient and powerful secret society.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A thousand year old secret leads to murder.
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9 November 2006 (Australia)
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Opening Weekend: AUD 12,892
12 November 2006
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Alex Forbes, said of this film: "Despite appearing like a generic, bright adolescent, Alex has had to contend with several major factors in his life that set him aside from the seventeen year old stereotype. Not only has he lived in a shadow of guilt over his mother's death at childbirth but his father, with whom he has grown up, has seemingly imposed his own personal repression on his son's life. Couple this with the severe rules and strange hierarchy of English public schools and Alex becomes a remarkably individual, individual...My headmaster at school had this fantastic method of intimidation that involved speaking softly and leaving extended pauses during conversation that would force you into a verbal monologue just to fill these mammoth voids. When I rehearsed with Patrick Malahide [who plays the headmaster Dr Forbes], I found it hilarious that he was adopting these same techniques in his characterization. It occurred to me that with all the power games that Alex plays not only with Sally [Rowe (Toni Collette)] but virtually everyone he comes into contact with, these were devices that he would almost certainly have inherited, and actively adopted." See more
When Alex reads Nigel's book and looks at Nigel's family tree, Nigel's last name is spelled Colbie. However, when he is reading the newspaper at the end, Nigel's name is spelled Colby. See more
Do you have any children? Well, you're not bad looking. I think you're running out of time, you know?
No, you're the one running out of time