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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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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