There is a lot of confusion when it comes to Exorcism. Here, with
the film The Rite, director Mikael Hafstrom brings to us the true
picture of Exorcism. It speaks about the Rite of Exorcism. The Rite
features Colin O'Donoghue, Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins and
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The trailer unwraps the story line of The Rite, which talks
about an American priest, who is skeptical of religion and faith,
travels to Rome to study at an exorcism school. The program is
newly designed to teach the clergy the rite of exorcism. The film
also introduces us to a Roman Catholic Bishop who has convened to
respond to the growing demands for exorcism rites.
The Bishop introduces the American priest to the darker side of
religion which is exorcism and possession. He says to him,
“Choosing not to believe in exorcism, will not protect you from
it." The Bishop explains that the early sign of possession is a
constant tremor in one's body.
The film carries a theme of the Devil being a real and constant
force for which we have to be prepared. The film is inspired by
true events. The Rite, has a possessed kind of back drop with ruin
monuments, possessed people, dead people, graveyards, etc.