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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.
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Title: Order, The
Release Date: September 05, 2003
Runtime: 102 mins
All Genres: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Aramaic
Country: USA, Germany
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 4.8
Buried.com Rating: 5.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With O
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for violent images, sexuality and language.
Heath Ledger ...Alex Bernier
Shannyn Sossamon ...Mara Sinclair
Benno Furmann ...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
Cristina Macca ...Sister Franca
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
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Thomas M. Hammel
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More Movie Taglines:
- Unleash the power.
- Every soul has its price.
- Behind the disguise of good hides the soul of evil.
- The Order will find you.
- Mara: [to Alex] It's you and me. You and me till the wheels fall off.
Will: You measure life with a ruler... and a bathroom scale.
Thomas Garrett: Oh, women. Can't live with 'em. Can't live with 'em.
Alex Bernier: And now it is I. I have been blessed and cursed... for now I possess the keys to the kingdom of heaven. I will forgive those who deserve freedom. I will damn those who have damned themselves. I will learn to live after love has died. I am the sin eater.
Alex Bernier: Promise you won't try to kill me. Mara: [sighs] Cross my heart, hope to die.
- Originally scheduled for January 17, 2002, the film's release date was postponed when the visual effects had to be redone because they were thought to be unintentionally funny. According to a anonymous source close to the production quoted by Variety magazine, the special effects depicting sins exiting the human body after death looked like "calamari".
Vincent Cassel had originally been cast as William Eden but left the production after three weeks due to "creative differences". He has been replaced by Benno Fürmann.
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.
According to Brian Helgeland, Peter Weller did extensive research for his role by studying old religious rituals and histrionics.
Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, and Mark Addy all previously appeared together in A Knight's Tale (2001).
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