A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. Written by
For Season of the Witch, Tippett Studio designed the demon that manifests in the film's denouement. See more »
The Crusades were the 11th, 12th and 13th century religious military campaigns; so a bit before the 1330's dates at the start of the movie. For example, the Siege of Tripoli lasted from 1102 until July 12, 1109. Similarly, the Battle of Artah was fought in 1105.
But - the plague referred to in the movie is probably the one in the Early Modern period (1340-1400) where Europe experienced the worst human disaster in its history when the Black Death (also known as the bubonic plague) hit was later. So I guess some artistic freedom was used to place two Crusaders in a time of Plague and Witch-hunting (the witch trials were also in the Early Modern period in a period between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries). See more »
a demon. and Nicholas Cage. medieval drops. and a massacred story. fight scenes, caricature about religion, fake lesson about nothing and a kind of movie for passing the time. and not the film is problem but potential of story. but mister Cage is a favorite for bad script. action and nothing else. role of hero and patched stories.unrealistic adventures and awkward act. crumbs of profound problems presented in childish way. same game. and fall of a good actor in shadow of his career.but it is a different problem - option for a very delicate period. temptation to be part of a genre in which nuances are essentials. work with mysteries. and science to describe relationship with Church. nothing present in this case. only slices of blasphemy and memories of Ghost Rider. shame!
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