PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
In the novel, Professor Langdon is flown directly to Switzerland by the CERN director, Maximilian Krohler. He later flies to the Vatican that is, at the beginning, unaware of the danger. In the film, Langdon is flown directly to Rome by Vatican officials. The changes were made to differentiate the plot, as Krohler is very similar, in its apparent almighty reach and connections, the Master from The Da Vinci Code and The Provost from Inferno.
The Ring of the Fisherman, which bears the official papal seal, must be destroyed immediately following the Pope's death. The papal apartment is then sealed for nine days of mourning, a period known as "Sede Vacante", the time of the empty throne.
(at around 1h 6 mins) The Camerlengo refers to having grown up as a Catholic in "Ulster". Ulster is a province which spans both Northern Ireland (six counties) and the Republic of Ireland (3 counties). While its true many unionists (primarily Protestants) refer to Northern Ireland as Ulster, most Catholics local to Ulster would refer to Northern Ireland as the "North of Ireland", particularly the very religious ones. It is likely from his description that the Camerlengo was born in a county of Ulster located within the Republic of Ireland.
At the very beginning, when the Columbia girl is standing holding aloft the torch, it flickers like the anti-matter.
The Australian 2-disc DVD release is an Extended Version with a running time (PAL format) of 140:17
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$46,204,168 17 May 2009