DVD 112 mins IMDB 6.5 (1,029 votes)
The Reckoning
Paramount Pictures (2003)
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(February 2005 )
UK  /  English

Paul Bettany Nicholas
Marián Aguilera Nicholas' Lover
Trevor Steedman Jealous Husband
Simon McBurney Stephen
Tom Hardy Straw
Brian Cox Tobias
Willem Dafoe Martin
Gina McKee Sarah
Stuart Wells Springer (as George Wells)
Vincent Cassel Lord De Guise
Ewen Bremner Simon Damiam
Elvira Mínguez Martha
Luke de Woolfson Daniel
Richard Durden Town Justice
Mark Benton Sheriff
Hamish McColl Innkeeper
Ewen Bremmer

Director Paul McGuigan
Producer Caroline Wood
Writer Mark Mills; Barry Unsworth
Cinematography Peter Sova
Musician Adrian Lee; Mark Mancina
User Credit 1 Andrew Hulme
User Credit 2 Yvonne Blake

An Exiled Priest. A Mysterious Murder. A Crime Of Passion.

Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire) and Paul Bettany (Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World) deliver powerful performances in this riveting story of temptation, murder and redemption.

Against the turbulent backdrop of England during the Middle Ages, a priest (Bettany), on the run from his disgraceful past, encounters a ragtag band of traveling actors who are searching for their next performance. Soon after arriving together at an unknown village, the troupe discovers that a mute woman has been sentenced to death for the murder of a local boy. To seek out the truth, the leader of the actors (Dafoe) decides to break tradition of performing biblical plays and stages a performance based on the alleged facts of the crime.

Suddenly the stage becomes the setting for solving a spellbinding murder-mystery...one that will reveal the power of art, the temptation of evil and the ultimate cost of justice.

Edition Details
Barcode 097363408741
Region Region 1
Release Date 8/3/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Some sexuality and violent images.
User Text 2 The truth shall come to light
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Quotes: Lord De Guise: You want to know why... I did what I did? Because I wanted to... and because... I could. (more)

Awards: 2 nominations (more)