Messages aren't clear-cut, but there's plenty to discuss. Explores the idea that no belief/kind of faith is necessarily right or wrong, as well as the idea that symbols and rituals don't necessarily need to be a part of belief/faith. Examines the nature of faith and why we believe.
Severed heads/beheading. Blood spraying. Burning faces, bodies with scalding water. People burning. People are crucified and drowned by ocean waves, as well as wrapped in mats and drowned. Characters are tortured in gory ways (e.g. hanging upside down, with a cut in neck). Bloody feet. Key characters die.
A supporting character is shown comically drunk in one scene.