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Black Death

Black Death
Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne in "Black Death" (photo © Egoli Tossell Film)

"A savvy, stylish horror-actioner that's more than the sum of its genre parts." (Variety)

Medieval England has fallen under the shadow of The Black Death. In this apocalyptic world, filled with fear and superstition, a young monk called Osmund is charged with leading a fearsome knight, Ulric, and his group of mercenaries to a remote marsh. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer – someone able to bring the dead back to life. Torn between his love of God and the love of a young woman, Osmund discovers the necromancer, a mysterious beauty called Langiva. After Langiva reveals her Satanic identity and offers Osmund his heart’s desire, the horror of his real journey begins...
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Christopher Smith
Screenplay Dario Poloni
Cinematography Sebastian Edschmid
Stuart Gazzard
Christian Henson
John Frankish
Cast Tim McInnerny, John Lynch, Kimberley Nixon, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, Sean Bean, Andy Nyman
Producers Jens Meurer, Douglas Rae, Robert Bernstein, Phil Robertson
Production Company Egoli Tossell Film/Halle
Runtime 106 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Subtitled Version German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Sitges 2010, Cleveland 2011
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, ImpulsMedien Sachsen-Anhalt, FilmLand Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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