Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire) and Paul Bettany (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) deliver powerful performances in this riveting story of temptation, I murder and redemption. Against the turbulent backdrop of England during the Middle Ages, a priest (Bettany) on the run from his disgraceful past encounters a ragtag band of travelling actors who are searching for their next performance. Soon after arriving together at an unknown village, the troupe discovers that a mute woman has been sentenced to death for the murder of a local boy. To seek out the truth, the leader of the actors (Dafoe) decides to break the tradition of performing biblical plays, and stages a performance based on the alleged facts of the crime. Suddenly, the stage becomes the setting for solving a spellbinding murder mystery... one that will reveal the power of art, the temptation of evil and the ultimate cost of justice.