God instructs Death to collect the soul of Everyman and bring him to his final judgment. Everyman, unable to bribe Death, must then seek a companion to join him on his journey to face his reckoning before God. Abandoned by Fellowship, Cousin, Kindred, and Worldly Goods, Everyman approaches Good Deeds, who alone will accompany him to the very end of his journey. Written by
I love the play and the movie is a faithful rendition of it. The acting is good, the music well chosen (Gregorian), costumes faithful to the time and the setting is lovely - springtime with a Gothic setting (if I'm not mistaken). As a teacher, I need to get students to understand the period of Morality plays (1485) in England and this films does just the trick and brings the text to life. The American accents don't bother too much...it makes it more today. The message of the play is important today as we depend so much on riches and comfort that we forget that death can enter into our lives without our expecting it. It's not a scary thought, but an important one to face.
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