Monday, 21 March 2011


Inspired by true events, “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith.

Directed by Mikael Håfström (“1408”), “The Rite” is a supernatural thriller that uncovers the devil’s reach to even one of the holiest places on Earth. Contrafilms’ Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”) are producing the film. The screenplay was penned by Michael Petroni (upcoming “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”), inspired by the book by Matt Baglio. Christy Fletcher and Emma Parry are co-producing. Richard Brener, Merideth Finn and Robert Bernacchi serve as executive producers.

Hopkins stars as Father Lucas. An Oscar® winner for his iconic portrayal of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” Hopkins’ impressive career includes “The Remains of the Day” and this year’s “The Wolfman,” as well as the upcoming comics-based film “Thor.”

Making his feature film debut, O’Donoghue stars as Michael Kovak, the disillusioned American seminary student.

Alice Braga plays the role of Angeline, a journalist in Rome doing research on exorcisms. Braga will next be seen this summer in “Predators.” Her additional credits include “I Am Legend” and “City of God.”

Ciarán Hinds portrays Father Xavier. Known for his role as Gaius Julius Caesar in HBO’s “Rome,” Hinds will soon be seen in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” films.

Toby Jones plays the role of Father Matthew. Jones has appeared in such films as “Frost/Nixon,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and “The Painted Veil” and will soon be seen in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

Veteran actor Rutger Hauer takes on the role of Michael’s father, Istvan Kovak. Hauer’s career includes roles in “Blade Runner,” “The Hitcher,” “Sin City” and “Batman Begins.”

Håfström previously directed the John Cusack thriller “1408,” and “Derailed,” starring Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston. His most recent film, “Shanghai,” also starring John Cusack, will be in theaters later this year. His film “Evil,” which he wrote and directed, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2004 Academy Awards® and won three Swedish Guldbagge Awards, including Best Film.

Slated for release in January 2011, New Line Cinema’s “The Rite” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment

La pelicula EL RITO

Ayer fui a ver la pelicula EL RITO. Me saque la sotana para que no pensaran en el cine que yo formaba parte de algun concurso o alguna promocion. Asimismo por no asustar a las personas de mi alrededor.

Me parecio una pelicula que hara mucho bien, muy recomendable. Es verdad que no es precisa y perfecta como un documental. Tambien es cierto que los documentales suelen ser mas imprecisos que las peliculas. Pero a pesar de todo me parecio una pelicula recomendable.

El color de la cara de las personas durante los exorcismos no cambia en el modo que nos muestra la pelicula. Tan solo se congestiona la cara por el esfuerzo, pero no ocurre un cambio como en EL EXORCISTA o EL RITO.

La pelicula EL EXORCISMO DE EMILY ROSE es mas exacta que esta ultima entrega.

Vomitar objetos es algo que ha sucedido alguna vez, pero no es normal. Los objetos vomitados son de muy pequegno tamagno.

Que el exorcista quede poseso no es algo que haya conocido, y he conocido a muchos.

El conocimiento de las cosas ocultas alguna vez puede acaecer, pero como excepcion. Las puertas no se cierran solas durante un exorcismo.

Pero a pesar de estas criticas, os puedo asegurar que la persona que tenia al lado no bajo de 100 pulsaciones/minuto durante todo el visionado.

Por una de esas casualidades que tiene la vida, el exorcista Anthony Hopkings iba exactamente vestido como yo al final de pelicula. Es decir, con pantalon negro y la camisa sin solapas que llevamos bajo la sotana.

La pelicula no me entusiasmo, pero desde luego era lo mejor que habia en el cine. Mejor EL RITO que pasar hora y media a oscuras viendo tonterias de dinosaurios, marcianos con antenas en los oidos, o el tipico quinceagnero que conoce a chica, chico se enamora, problema que hay que resolver, lucha final con el Malvado de turno, y escena final en la que el orden se restaura.

Nuevo trailer de “El Rito”, con Anthony Hopkins

Escrito por Alex Socco el 10 de diciembre de 2010

Ya tenemos un nuevo trailer mejorado de la película “El Rito” (The Rite), protagonizada por Anthony Hopkins y Colin O’Donoghue, que ya te habíamos presentado hace varias semanas.

La historia de este film está basado en un hecho real, y tomada del libro de Matt Baglio “The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist“. Justamente el maestro Hopkins es aquí un sacerdote que practica exorcismos.

Dirigida por Mikael Hafstroem, “El rito” se estrenará en EEUU el próximo 28 de enero.

1 comment:

  1. the priest in this movie (Anthony Hopkins) is not a good exorcist because he makes a very big mistake. I don't want to ruin the movie for you, but he is not an obedient priest in that he does not strictly follow the rules for exorcisms, and that is why he gets into all the trouble that he does get in. Real exorcists have no life for themselves. It's very ugly, and scary, and one might say that it seems petty, trivial. But it's not trivial. So much beauty and new life and transformation comes in the wake of a successful exorcism that it is astounding how one little devil can hold down so much, preventing entire cities, and states to dwell in darkness and dismay.
    Exorcism is important. But my archbishop (whose permission is now needed to perform an exorcism, and only priests are allowed) will not even ACCEPT a request for an exorcism. The Pope had told all bishops to be sure to have an appointed exorcist. So how is this obedience to the Pope? How many bishops have really obeyed and have functioning exorcists in their diocese? I'd like to know.