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Season of the Witch (2011)

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14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Behmen
... Felson
... Debelzaq
... Hagamar
... Eckhart
... The Girl
... Kay
... Cardinal D'Ambroise
Kevin Rees ... Dying Monk
Andrew Hefler ... Jail Bailiff
... Old Woman (Givaudon)
... Peasant Turk Girl
Matt Devere ... Sergeant in Arms
Róbert Bánlaki ... Livery Boy
Barna Illyés ... Cardinal's Priest
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Storyline

A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. Written by Momentum Pictures

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Not all souls can be saved. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cacería de brujas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,612,375, 9 January 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,827,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,627,228
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Nicolas Cage was attracted to the project because he saw it as a tribute to the films of Roger Corman from the 1960s, which invariably starred the likes of Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. It was a real bonus for him to discover that Lee was to appear in the film too. See more »

Goofs

When Felson fights the altar boy Kay he states "stand and fight like a man you little jackrabbit". The jackrabbit is indigenous to regions of North America not Europe so a crusader in medieval times would be unaware of them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peasant Girl: No! No... please! I beg you. I beg you. I'm not a witch.
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Featured in CollegeHumor Originals: The Nicolas Cage Awards (2013) See more »

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9 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

The movie was entertaining. I thought the acting of Cage and Perlman specifically and a few of the others was not up to par. If you do a period piece you should act and sound like it rather than sound like you are just hanging out in LA. The casting could have been better. I really enjoy all things medieval. The plot was good, the scenery was great. All in all it was a good way to spend a few hours. To all the Cage fans - I generally enjoy him, I just don't feel that he and this part were meant to be. During some parts of the film, the acting was actually rather comical although I don't believe it was meant to be so. If you like period piece, especially those set during medieval times, you won't be disappointed.


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