6.4/10
38,907
143 user 179 critic

Black Death (2010)

Trailer
1:58 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
4,890 ( 621)
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Hob
...
...
Dalywag
...
...
...
...
Ivo
Jamie Ballard ...
...
...
Monk
Tobias Kasimirowicz ...
Grimbold
Keith Dunphy ...
Edit

Storyline

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life, a mission that pulls him toward a village ruler who has made a dark pact with evil forces. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Repent See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Crna smrt  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£49,372 (United Kingdom), 13 June 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,692, 11 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,554, 10 April 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$265,318, 21 July 2012
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film reunites Sean Bean and Tim McInnerny since they both provided voices for "The Canterbury Tales Leaving London" (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Osmund is pursuing Langiva into the forest, a large drop of water appears to be hanging in mid air, showing that it is clinging to the lens of the camera being used to film the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wolfstan: The fumes of the dead are in the air like poison. The plague, more cruel and more pitiless than war, descended upon us. A pestilence, that would leave half of our kingdom dead. Where did it come from? What carried its germ. The priests told us it was God's punishment. For what sin? What commandment must we break that could earn this? No, we knew the truth. This was not God's work, but devilry. Or witchcraft. But our task, to hunt down a demon, was God's cure.
See more »

Connections

References Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A crude tale of human nature
27 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Don't let the religious background of this movie put you off, this movie isn't about god and evil this movie is a sad exploration of human nature about one's need to force its beliefs upon others, about how far guilt and grief can take someone. This is a good brutally realistic human drama set in the time of the bubonic plague. Very well developed characters no 1 dimension personality in that one Dario Poloni did a good job. Regarding the aspect of the time set of the movie it is also very well done. An overall good movie great directing (not that one would expect anything less from Christopher Smith) but sometimes the picture was a bit shaky which kinda bothered me.


31 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 143 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page