Europe, the late 19th Century: Janick is a brilliant but ultimately doomed young doctor in a remote town under the black cloud of a great Plague. His radical theories about life and death ...
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Europe, the late 19th Century: Janick is a brilliant but ultimately doomed young doctor in a remote town under the black cloud of a great Plague. His radical theories about life and death make him an outcast, driving him from his position at the medical college and from his beloved Esmeralda, into exile. Soon after Janick disappears Esmeralda becomes sick, and without his help, shortly dies. Enter a mysterious masked figure who exhumes her newly deceased body, takes her back to his remote lair and begins performing experiments upon it. Waking to find herself given a new life, Esmeralda slowly begins to re-learn the simple acts of life: eating, walking, dancing... all under the watchful tutelage of her mysterious savior. As awareness slowly creeps back into her psyche, she begins to wonder what his true motivations are.Written by
This film is by far one of the most underrated films I have seen in a while. The story (a man banished from his home town loses his wife to the Black Plague) could have been taken straight out of a Bram Stoker novel and has a very 20's German/Gothic feel to the whole. Adding to that experience is a romantic and yet very menacing string/piano/organ music which is consistent throughout the movie. (There is no spoken dialog in its entirety.) I haven't found a soundtrack on any retail sites yet and that's a real shame seeing it's absolutely beautiful. As far as setting, mis-en-scene and all that concerns (I'm not a professional) to me looked all fantastic and a low budget very well spent. Overall, a DVD every cinephile should consider buying.
8/10 for the movie, 9,5/10 for the music. 9/10 averaged. Kickass work guys!
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