15 certificateThe Rite is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Rite is a 3 star programme

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The Rite (2011)

Directed by
Mikael Håfström

Having attended seminary school in order to get a free college education, mortician's son Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) is all set to renounce his vows and leave priesthood behind. Convinced that Michael's true calling lies with the Catholic Church, however, his superior, Father Matthew (Toby Jones), persuades him to travel to Rome to attend a series of lessons on exorcism.

Won over by a cash incentive, Michael agrees but soon finds his scepticism deepening as he sits through Father Xavier's (Hinds) classes. Perturbed by his student's cynicism, Xavier sends Michael to meet Welsh priest Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), a veteran exorcist presently involved in the case of a young pregnant woman said to be possessed by demons...

Despite witnessing some seemingly inexplicable incidents, Michael is not fully convinced and finds himself torn between rationality and faith. As Father Lucas becomes overwhelmed by his work, however, Michael must come face-to-face with his worst fears.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 114 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins...Father Lucas Trevant
Colin O'Donoghue...Michael Kovak
Image for Alice BragaAlice Braga...Angeline
Image for Ciarán HindsCiarán Hinds...Father Xavier
Image for Toby JonesToby Jones...Father Matthew
Image for Rutger HauerRutger Hauer...Istvan Kovak
Marta Gastini...Rosaria
Maria Grazia Cucinotta...Aunt Andria
Arianna Veronesi...Francesca
Andrea Calligari...Vincenzo
Chris Marquette...Eddie
Torrey DeVitto...Nina
Ben Cheetham...Young Michael
Marija Karan...Sandra
Rosa Pianeta...Woman in Exorcism Video