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Black Death (2010)

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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.

Director:

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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Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£49,372 (United Kingdom), 13 June 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,692, 11 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,554, 10 April 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$265,318, 21 July 2012
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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When Osmund is pursuing Langiva into the forest, a large drop of water appears to be hanging in mid air, showing that it is clinging to the lens of the camera being used to film the scene. 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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References Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) See more »

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Atmospheric, thought provoking horror/drama film.
11 December 2016 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I saw this on a rented DVD in 2010. A very underrated film shot on a small budget. The movie did a good job in showing the good and bad sides of human nature. Its a very dark, depressing film with a brutal n shocking finale. It is a very well-paced and thought provoking film. The acting is very well which helps you connect with the characters better. Sean Bean n Eddie Redmayne did a good job. Carice van Houten was enticing. There is a creepy tension throughout the film. The film has a strong, evil-smelling, grim atmosphere. The locations r appropriately beautiful, sinister, foggy and ancient all at the same time. Good work there. There is a constant feeling of dread n repulsion that the film manages to create. Good amount of mystery n tension throughout. The depiction of the plague was done well, the desolated environment, the creepy woods, the dead bodies, the un-ravaged village, really aided the haunting atmosphere the film attempted to invoke. As a viewer I genuinely got transported to the medieval time. Have enjoyed Christopher Smith's Traingle, Creep n Severance.


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