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Black Death (2010)

 -  Action | Drama | Horror  -  11 June 2010 (UK)
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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.

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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

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village | forest | monk | plague | england | See more »

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In an age of darkness one man will face the ultimate battle against evil. See more »


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

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Box Office

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$6,692 (USA) (11 March 2011)

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$22,045 (USA) (8 April 2011)
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Eddie Redmayne's first experience of being in Germany. See more »

Goofs

The film shows the existence of plague doctors with beak masks, in the monastery. The movie is set in the year 1348, but beak masks (holding smelling herbs or sponges) weren't used until the 1600s. See more »

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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.
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A crude tale of human nature
27 January 2011 | by (Canada) – 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.


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