Ireland, 1209. An island on the edge of the world. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. Escorting their monastery's holiest relic to Rome, the monks' progress is seen through the eyes of a pious young novice and a mute lay-brother with a violent past. As the true material, political and religious significance of the bejeweled relic becomes dangerously apparent, their path to the east coast becomes increasingly fraught with danger. The monks belatedly realize that in this wild land of ancient superstitions, the faith that binds them together may ultimately lead to their destruction. Written by
The dialogue in the film is spoken in three different languages: The Irish monks speak Irish (Gaelic) among themselves, the French warriors speak French, and the conversations between the various groups are in English. Irish and French dialogue is subtitled in English. There are also short passages, all of them of a religious nature, in Latin. See more »
Strong , Bold and Mind Provoking ,, Good Adventure through past
I've gone for this movie with no expectations based on its rating ,, but I was really surprised .. This movie is really Powerful that after its end it would make you think for a while about your convictions or the principles of your beliefs . * maybe not going wrong with them but just questioning *
It discusses things not about religion but particularly the way of Religious speech and people who may control the message of religions in general ( Not Christianity in particular ) and how politics also may affect how things work ..
The acting is very good especially that of Jon Bernthal ( The Mute ) .. The music is well played as well as the picture ,, Great Atmosphere of that period of time ( 13th century ) with bloody violent action scenes which were really well performed
This is my first movie of the director Brendan Muldowney and I think it won't be the last .. Great Job
Overall I liked nearly everything about the movie . If you're interested in that period of time and historical movies , Just go for it ..
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