The Rite is a 2011 supernatural horror-thriller film directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Michael Petroni. It is loosely based on Matt Baglio's book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, which itself is based on real events as witnessed and recounted by American then-exorcist-in-training Father Gary Thomas and his experiences from being sent to Rome to be trained and work daily with veteran clergy of the practice. Wikipedia
The Rite is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Warner Bros. films, American horror films, Films based on horror novels, Films based on actual events, New Line Cinema films, Supernatural thriller films, Supernatural horror films and Italian-language films.
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Father Lucas Trevant: (from trailer) (Father Lucas shows Michael a possessed girl he is trying to perform an exorcism on) Father Lucas Trevant: What is it that you believe? Michael Kovak: That's not the devil. Father Lucas Trevant: Does a thief or a burglar turn on the lights while he's robbing your house? No. He prefers you to believe that he's not there... like the devil! Michael Kovak: Gets complicated when no proof of the devil is somehow proof of the devil.