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(2010)

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Sean Bean was attached to the film from the start, which helped enormously in raising the budget.
Shot largely in chronological order. This was enough to accommodate Sean Bean's availability as the actor was only with the project for 5 weeks.
Lena Headey was going to play Langiva, but was replaced by Carice van Houten. Famke Janssen was also briefly attached to the role.
This is the second time Christopher Smith has made a film in Germany; parts of Creep were filmed there too. Despite being in English with an English cast and director, Black Death (2010) is essentially a German film.
Released in the United States within a month of the similarly themed Season of the Witch (2011).
Four veterans of "Game of Thrones (2011) " appear in this film: Sean Bean (who played Ned Stark), Carice van Houten (who played Melisandre), Emun Elliott (who played Marillion), and Tim McInnerny (who played Robett Glover).
Rupert Friend was initially cast as Osmund but was replaced by Eddie Redmayne.
Andy Nyman and Tim McInnery have both worked previously with director Christopher Smith on the film "Severance".
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The first time Christopher Smith has worked from a screenplay he didn't write.
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Eddie Redmayne's first experience of being in Germany.
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Both Sean Bean and John Lynch have collaborated with Irish director Jim Sheridan. Bean acted in The Field (1990) and Lynch acted in In the Name of the Father (1993).
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Originally due to be directed by Geoffrey Sax.
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The film reunites Sean Bean and Tim McInnerny since they both provided voices for "The Canterbury Tales Leaving London" (1998).
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John Lynch and Andy Nyman have previously worked on The Tournament (2009) together.
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In the original script by Dario Poloni, the second half of the film turned to be entirely supernatural: Langiva was revealed to be the reincarnation of the Devil, while Osmund "was actually in Hell and Hell being in the physical place.". Christopher Smith rewrote the second half, changing these elements to represent the idea that to him "Hell is the Hell you are in within yourself".
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The scene where Osmund encounters the body of Averill in the woods and then gets jumped by a pack of bandits was shot in just one hour. They were forced to shoot it so quickly as the light was fading quickly.

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