The Order (2003)

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A young priest is sent to Rome to investigate the troubling death of the head of his order.




  • Brian Helgeland in The Order (2003)
  • Benno Fürmann and Jon Laurimore in The Order (2003)
  • The Order (2003)
  • Heath Ledger and Benno Fürmann in The Order (2003)
  • Mark Addy and Heath Ledger in The Order (2003)
  • Heath Ledger in The Order (2003)

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5 September 2003 | JanetDenise
| Uncomfortable and thought-provoking....
The Order is a fairly shadowy and brooding film. Heath Ledger stars as Alex, a tormented young Carolignian priest in search of The SinEater. (Which personally I feel should have been the title, instead of the current)

A very pale and thin Heath Ledger takes on the role of the conflicted in this film that pushes boundaries and will no doubt cause eyebrows to raise among several including the Catholic Church. (A few moviegoers left during the film when I viewed) The film is dark and uses shadows to set tones and create suspense. There are several storylines introduced and covered that do tie together eventually. The subject is an interesting one and this is certainly not the last movie to question the role of the Church. I feel Heath Ledger was brave in choosing to do this film and hopefully he will continue onward with his career. It was good to not see him in a period piece, as he has been doing of late.

Shannyn Sossamon adds to the film as the troubled Mara. And while some of the movie involving her becomes predictable the relationship between Alex and Mara does progress the movie in a certain direction. Certain lines delivered during the film that were perhaps written to create dramatic moments falter. The movie is on the cusp of potential. 8 out of 10 for shock value....a film that may not be very popular but worth seeing if you are a fan of movies of all types.

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Release Date:

5 September 2003


English, Syriac, Aramaic, Italian, Latin

Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

Caserta, Campania, Italy

Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,438,899 7 September 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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