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The Rite is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the Devil's reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth.
Inspired by true events, the film follows seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at the Vatican in spite of his own doubts about the controversial practice and even his own faith. Wearing his deep skepticism like armour, Michael challenges his superiors to look to psychiatry, rather than demons, in treating the possessed.
Only when he's sent to apprentice with the unorthodox Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) - a legendary priest who has performed thousands of exorcisms - does Michael's armour begin to fall. As he is drawn into a troubling case that seems to transcend even Father Lucas's skill, he begins to glimpse a phenomenon science can't explain or control...and an evil so violent and terrifying that it forces him to question everything he believes.
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Franco Nero, Alice Braga, Rutger Hauer, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Marquette, Torrey DeVitto & Toby Jones Director Mikael Håfström Certificate 15 years and over Year 2011 Screen Widescreen 1.78:1 Anamorphic Languages English Subtitles English Duration 1 hour and 50 minutes (approx)