The Reckoning

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Starring: Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Simon McBurney, Brian Cox, Gina McKee, Stuart Wells, Tom Hardy, Luke de Woolfson, Matthew MacFadyen, Tom Georgeson, Mark Benton, Ewen Bremner, Hamish McColl, Rafa Izuzkiza

Director: Paul McGuigan
Release Date: March 5th, 2004
Studio: Paramount
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Box Office Total: $256,620
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Synopsis: In 14th Century England, this powerful tale of redemption follows a fugitive priest (Paul Bettany) who falls in with a troupe of travelling actors (led by Willem Dafoe). As they arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman being sentenced to death for witchcraft and murder. Discarding the expected bible stories, the actors stage a performance based on the crime. Through the performance of the play, they discover that the townspeople know the woman did not, in fact, commit the murder. The stage becomes a place where vital human truth is told. The fugitive priest comes to terms with his own crime and makes a powerful sacrifice, thereby redeeming himself.

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