A ruthless mercenary renounces violence after learning his soul is bound for hell. When a young girl is kidnapped and her family slain by a sorcerer's murderous cult, he is forced to fight and seek his redemption slaying evil.
Michael J. Bassett
Max von Sydow,
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
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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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Wow! What else can I say? The film starts off strong with great action,acting,and storyline: Stays entertaining throughout; and then has a spectacular ending ; that closes any doubts as to whether or not you liked this film.
The film begins in late 14th century europe during the black plague: stories reach a town of a small village unaffected by the disease. Stories of witchcraft soon follow.
Because this is during the time of the inquisition the catholic church has ordered a group of soldiers to investigate these rumours; A wonderful depiction of the insanity of those times soon follows.
A few of the Christian soldiers learn...
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