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In the present day, the cathedral's new librarian Evan arrives for his first day on the job. He meets Lisa, an artist supervising a restoration of the church's elaborate frescoes , who introduces him to the surly Bishop and the kindly Father Gus. The Bishop warns Evan not to enter the church's catacombs , nominally due to their instability. Lisa begins restoring a fresco in the cellar, when she uncovers a hidden compartment containing a mysterious parchment carrying what resemble architectural schematics.
Evan sneaks the parchment out of the church under the suspicious Bishop's nose, and goes home with Lisa. Bonding over a mutual interest in medieval art and architecture, the two start to make love, when Evan has a sudden realization and finds hidden Latin text on the parchment referring to a "stone with seven eyes.
As Evan explores the catacombs to find the stone, Gus and Lisa experience strange, paranormal visions. Meanwhile, the Bishop finds the parchment and begins studying it closely. Searching the cellar, Evan uncovers the stone in a hidden crypt; a seal embedded into the ground above a cross. Evan manages to pry open the seal, revealing a vast, seemingly endless black void. A blue light radiates from the hole and reveals a sack. Tomas opens the sack, and is grabbed by hands from the inside before he blacks out.
When he regains consciousness, the sack and hands are gone, and his wrists are bleeding. Evan closes the hole and the sacristan enters in search of an intruder. Evan knocks him out and flees, becoming pale and bloody. Losing control of his hands, he tears out his still-beating heart and bites into it. At home, Lisa experiences dreams of the unsealed hole and a vast, candle-filled atrium. Awake and waiting for Evan's return, she is attacked by a goat-headed demon and flees in terror. Returning home, the sacristan begins experiencing the same symptoms as Evan.
The next day, Lisa goes to Evan's office, where he is acting strangely. He tries to sexually assault her and she flees, shocked and horrified. Evan likewise menaces the sacristan's daughter Lotte, with whom he'd previously been amiable. Evan and the sacristan both become increasingly disheveled and violent. Lotte flees her apartment when she sees her father reflected as an ape-like demon.
Having a moment of clarity, the sacristan rushes to the confession booth, and tells Father Gus that he has become demonically possessed and fears losing control. To Gus' horror, he rushes to the cellar and kills himself with a jackhammer , begging for forgiveness before he dies. His death seemingly triggers security mechanisms that cause the church to seal shut, trapping everyone inside. Among the occupants are a class of schoolchildren on a field trip, a bride taking wedding photographs, an elderly couple, and a teenage couple.
The occupants begin experiencing increasingly elaborate and deadly visions. The bride sees her reflection rapidly age, and in a fit of madness tears the skin off her own face. One of the schoolchildren sees his friend turn into his doppelganger before being killed.
The teenager sees his girlfriend in the embrace of a gargoyle. As the occupants try to find a way out, Gus confronts the aloof Bishop, and discovers him on the rooftop with a stash of occult parchments and schematics for the church. He reveals that he intends to let the evil inside kill the occupants before being unleashed on what he sees as a sinful and corrupt world, before committing suicide. Those inside start dying in droves; the teenage couple manage to dig through a thin section of the floor and rappel down beneath the church, only to unknowingly enter a subway tunnel and be struck and killed.
The sacristan reanimates, now completely possessed, and kills the schoolteacher. At a nightclub in town, Lotte senses something wrong and rushes back to the church, using a secret passageway in the aqueduct to get inside. Meanwhile, Lisa enters into a trance and wanders into the cellar, finding herself in the same candlelit atrium of her dreams. Surrounded by the reanimated specters of the church's victims, she lies atop an altar and is raped by Evan, now fully transformed into a gargoyle-like demon.
Searching the Bishop's office, Gus finds the ancient records recounting the church's creation. Lotte enters, and upon sees someone who looks like her in a woodcut depicting the massacre implied to be her in a past-life. Suddenly flooded with memories from centuries prior, she reveals that the church's architect was left to die in the church he had built, and that his body contains a self-destruct mechanism for the entire building.
Gus tells Lotte to flee, and he makes his way through the cellar and to the chapel hall as the dead bodies of the massacre victims begin to rise. And I needed a lot of time to get back in shape. But when I did, I began scoring in game after game.
Four years later, I was being bombarded with offers to leave Polish football. There were so many rumours, so many people telling me what to do. I could have gone to so many places. Deep down, I always knew where I wanted to go. Germany was calling me. It was , and I had been a few months at Borussia Dortmund. Honestly, it was so tough. When I arrived I could barely speak a word of German.
I knew danke. Thank you. I knew scheisse. The weather was rainy and grey. And with Klopp, the intensity in training was very , very high. So in the first few months we made a little bet. The first few weeks, I had to pay up almost every time.
He was laughing. But after a few months, the tables turned. I was the one raking in the cash. Matches are very different from training. That season, I was often coming off the bench. I played more in the second half of the season, but then as a number 10, behind the striker. My favourite position was as a number 9.
I learned so much about how to play deeper and how players were supposed to move behind the striker. When the second season began, I was still struggling. So after a really bad defeat to Marseille in the Champions League — I think we lost 3—0 — I went to see him. We have to speak. Just tell me what you expect from me. We had a great chat. Three days later, I scored a hat trick and assisted another goal against Augsburg. We won 4—0, and that was the turning point for me.
It was a mental thing, a hang-up of some sort. And I think it had something to do with my father. One of those I had not been able to have in many, many years. I could trust him. He is a family man, and he has so much empathy for what goes on in your private life. And I mean that in the best sense of the word. Let me explain. Think back to you when you were in school. Which teacher do you remember the most? Not the one who made life easy for you and never expected anything from you.
No, no, no. You remember the bad teacher, the one who was strict with you. The one who put pressure on you and did everything to get the best out of you. He was not content to let you be a B student, you know? He wanted it for you. He taught me so much. When I arrived at Dortmund, I wanted to do everything quickly: strong pass, one touch only. It was totally against my nature, but soon I was scoring more goals. When I had that down, he challenged me to speed it up again.
One touch. He slowed me down to speed me up. It sounds simple, but it was genius, really. I remember one time we were in the dressing room after having a weekend off. He was like a hunting dog. Sniff, sniff. Sniff, sniff…. Of course he knew that it was.
And we knew that he knew. But he just left the question hanging in the air and walked away without saying a word more. It was silent for a moment, and then we all looked at each other and started laughing. Just playing for Bayern is an educational experience really, because the demands are so high, and the club culture is so professional — you are forced to raise your standards, and you do.
Still, I could not have performed the way I have without help from those close to me. And the most important one has been my wife, Anna. She studied nutrition and physical education. When I was about 26, we began to look at how to use her knowledge to improve my diet and my mental approach to the game. We spoke about every problem. Again I realised something that I wish they would teach all young footballers: Whenever you open up about your problems instead of burying them inside, they instantly became easier to solve.
That was a big, big step up in my development as a footballer — and as a human being. When I look back at everything that has happened in my life — when this movie plays in my mind, I realise how lucky I was. You never win titles alone. Every trophy I have ever held in my hands — or taken to bed with me — they were won by all the teammates who helped me get better. I would also include my childhood friends. My coaches. My sister. The priest who let me leave my Communion early. My mum, who was there for me when I was at my lowest point.
And, of course, my dad. He was the one who put the ball at my feet, and who never let me forget why I played football. Not for trophies. Not for money. Not for glory. We play because we love it. Thank you, Dad. The final scene of the movie that played in my head … it was with him. This was a memory from before I had achieved anything. Before anyone knew my name outside of our village.