A relic has been fought over by the forces of light and darkness for two thousand years. Missing for centuries, the sacred artefact turns up in the back of a camper van in 2001. A powerful secret society is slaughtering innocents to get hold of it. To discover and understand the relic, the ancient arts of sacred geometry, astrology and alchemy must be combined with modern cyber skills and cryptography.
Billionaire mogul Magnus Martel (Terence Stamp) is desperate to find and destroy the relic, reluctantly aided by his estranged son Jake (James D'Arcy), a computer decoding expert, and Mira (Natasha Wightman), a student of alchemy. The hunt takes the protagonists from Britain to France, Malta and Greece. The dangerous journey also becomes a voyage of self-discovery and personal fulfilment.
In pursuit is the Grand Master (Udo Kier), a demonic sentinel who has stalked the ages since witnessing Christ's crucifixion, and whose unfaltering quest is to take possession of the Loculus and reclaim its devastating knowledge. And when the secret of the relic is finally revealed, it heralds the crossover of science and religion in the new millennium.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 111 mins
- Stuart Urban
- Jonathan Woolf, Stuart Urban
- Julian Rodd
- Stuart Urban
- Director of Photography
- Sam MacCurdy
- Tony Jackson
- Edmund Butt
- Principal Cast
- Terence Stamp, Udo Kier, James D’Arcy, Natasha Wightman, Liam Cunningham
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Last updated 26th November 2005