The Order, also known as The Sin Eater, is a 2003 mystery horror film written and directed by Brian Helgeland, starring Heath Ledger, Benno Fürmann, Mark Addy, and Shannyn Sossamon. Helgeland directed Ledger, Addy and Sossamon in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale.
The film's premise is that there is another way to heaven than adherence to the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. A secular Sin Eater can remove all taint of sin, no matter how foul, from the soul just before death. The purified soul can then ascend into heaven. The Roman Catholic Church, according to the film, considers this heresy.
|genre||horror mystery thriller|
|keywords||apparent suicide aramaic aramaic language begin bury cardinal carol catholic church church demon disillusion eat end excommunicate excommunication exorcise exorcism fight happen heaven hell heresy how to hunt injured kill last rites masked man mental hospital move pope riddle roman catholic church sacred ground sexual abstinence sin sin eater st. peter's basilica suicide vatican vatican city want|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|