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The Cleansing (2019)

A young girl in medieval Britain must watch her mother undergo torture and murder for practicing witchcraft by The Cleanser.

Director:

Antony Smith

Writer:

David Shillitoe
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Cast

Credited cast:
Luke Bailey Luke Bailey ... The Wanderer
Rebecca Acock Rebecca Acock ... Alice (as Rebecca Aycock)
Simon Pengelly ... James
Rhys Meredith ... Tom
Sean Carlsen Sean Carlsen ... Walter
Simon Nehan Simon Nehan ... The Cleanser
Sarah-Louise Tyler Sarah-Louise Tyler ... Matilda
Abbie Hirst Abbie Hirst ... Mary
Christopher Vowles Christopher Vowles ... Geoffrey
Richard Tunley Richard Tunley ... Huw
Richard Burman Richard Burman ... Matthew
Timmy Hodgson Timmy Hodgson ... Fire Demon (archive footage)
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Set in a small isolated village in 14th century Wales, Alice is a sixteen year old girl who is accused of being a witch and causing the plague that has ravaged the village, taking the lives of many, including Alice's own father. When it is revealed that Alice has been hiding her mother's infection, she is forced to watch The Cleanser, an ominous masked figure, brutally dispatch her mother. The town preacher and de-facto leader Tom has eyes for Alice, and subjects her to five torturous trials after she spurns his advances. Escaping the night before her execution, with the help of her mother's friend Mary, she flees into the forest and discovers the secluded hut of a mysterious healer, with his own troubled past and demons to face. He nurses her back to health, and teaches her how to exact revenge upon those that persecuted her. Written by Tornado

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Better Than The Rating Indicates
20 September 2020 | by Freedom060286See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, it was never boring for me. It's definitely better than most low-budget movies.

The settings in the forest and small village were nicely chosen for this type of movie, and the costumes are realistic for the historical time setting. And there is nothing seriously wrong with the plot, the direction, the acting or the screenwriting.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cleansing See more »

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Forkbeard Films See more »
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2.39:1
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