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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 in a small village.
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CastSean Bean, David Warner, Eddie Redmayne, John Lynch, Tim McInnerny, Johnny Harris, Carice Van Houten, Andy Nyman, Kimberley Nixon, Tygo Gernandt
DirectorChristopher Smith
Genre:  Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Release Date:  11 June 2010 (UK)
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterDario Poloni
Runtime:  97 min
Studio:  Egoli Tossell Film, German Federal Film Board, Kulturelle Filmf√∂rderung, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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review by . March 19, 2011
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An Examination of Faith and How Contradictions are Present in Human Existence...
Sometime in January this year, I went to see the Hollywood medieval horror film “Season of the Witch” with very low expectations. I have eagerly awaited to see the movie that seemed to have inspired (to me)the idea that disappointing film had tried to portray with mainstream audiences in mind. I wanted to see a real movie about the period when the Black Death ran rampant throughout the land; I wanted to see a story beset in that period as to I could see the fear that such a horrible …
review by . June 26, 2011
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*** out of ****     Not too long ago, I was in a World Studies classroom, studying the material covered in Christopher Smith's "Black Death". You could say that I was studying the Black Death/Black Plague itself, but then you would be wrong. We did not go in depth; we studied for only a few weeks, never quite touching the complex things. So this provoked me to dig around for my own; salvaging historical information regarding such a disastrous catastrophe. And let's just say that …
review by . February 28, 2011
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'Black Death' Two Jews On Film Feel The Horror Of The Plague With This Historical Gem (Video)
' '   Black Death' directed by  Christopher Smith (Severance) takes place in Europe...The year is 1348...And things aren't going so great.  The Bubonic Plague has broken out and threatens to basically decimate everyone in its path.  Fear and superstition is at an all time high.  No one has figured out that the Plague comes from a rat bite.      The Church is starting to lose its grip on the people which of course makes the holy …
review by . March 17, 2011
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Star Rating:         Black Death is not merely vile, sadistic, cruel, and ugly, it’s also deeply immoral. In the fourteenth century, as Bubonic Plague ravishes Europe, an isolated English village has managed to keep out the pestilence, first by renouncing God, second by torturing and murdering Christians who kill in God’s name. The fatal flaw of this premise is that it gives credence to reprehensible acts of violence on both sides of the religious spectrum. …
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