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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Directed by Robert Altman
The Oracle tells Neo: "He is one of the oldest of us. He is called the Merovingian." [00:47:44]
Morpheus tells the doorman: "We are here to speak with the Merovingian." [01:01:23]
The Merovingian, played by Lambert Wilson, says: "I am a trafficker in information. I know everything I can."
The Merovignian stand out from the other names in this movie, most of which are taken from the Bible or mythology. This is at best an obscure masonic reference and highlights the current use of conspiracy theory concepts to catch the interest of the movie-viewing public. The Merovignians were a Frankish dynasty in fifth to eighth century Europe who had no connection to Freemasonry. Their name derives from Merovech, the father of Childeric. Twentieth century conspiracy theorists have woven a tapestry out of whole cloth that links Freemasonry with an alleged bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene by way of the Merovignians, the Ordre de Sion, the Knights Templar and the British House of Windsor.

Matrix Reloaded. Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves, Gloria Foster, Socratis Otto, Cornel West. Directed by Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Written by The Wachowski Brothers. Produced by Bruce Berman, Grant Hill, Andrew Mason. Original Music by Don Davis. Cinematography by Bill Pope. Film Editing by Zach Staenberg. 138 min. USA, English / French. Color, Dolby Digital.
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