Lee Weathers is a risk management specialist for genetic engineering company SynSect. She arrives at a rural site hosting its L 9 project an artificial being with nanotechnology infused synthetic DNA named Morgan. The hybrid biological organism with the capacity for autonomous decision making and sophisticated emotional responses is smarter than humans and matures quickly walking and talking within a month and physically a teenager despite being five years old..
In Nazi Germany during World War II as the tide turned in favor of the Allies a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a nearly inevitable defeat. To this end Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Adolf Hitler is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so he arranges for the internal emergency measure Operation Valkyrie to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of Der Fhrer. However even as the plan is put into action a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe.
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant Tom Ripley borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered 1000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge Dickies cultured fiance pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying Toms talents include impressions and forgery so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires of Tom dismissing him as a bore Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleafs privileges his own.
Michael the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist Father Lucas whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon. Despite witnessing some supernatural occurrences during the aforesaid exorcism...