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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Christopher Smith

Writer:

Dario Poloni (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Ulrich
Eddie Redmayne ... Osmund
John Lynch ... Wolfstan
Tim McInnerny ... Hob
Kimberley Nixon ... Averill
Andy Nyman ... Dalywag
David Warner ... Abbot
Johnny Harris ... Mold
Emun Elliott ... Swire
Tygo Gernandt ... Ivo
Jamie Ballard Jamie Ballard ... Griff
Carice van Houten ... Langiva
Daniel Steiner ... Monk
Tobias Kasimirowicz Tobias Kasimirowicz ... Grimbold
Keith Dunphy Keith Dunphy ... Witch Finder
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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). See more »

Goofs

When Hob approaches Dalywag (who is tied to the cross) his hand holding the knife is in different positions when viewed from front and rear. See more »

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[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.
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Atmospheric n incendiary film.
11 December 2016 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

The movie did a good job in showing the good and bad sides of human nature. It is dark n brutal with solid themes. Some may complain about the lack of gore but they r missing the underlying meaning of this film. Sean Bean n Eddie Redmayne did a good job. Carice van Houten is illecebrous in this film. The locations r appropriately beautiful, sinister, foggy and ancient all at the same time. As a viewer I genuinely got transported to the medieval time. While viewing this, The Name of the Rose came to my mind. Have enjoyed Christopher Smith's Traingle, Creep n Severance.


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Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,692, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:

$22,554

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$382,879
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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