Black Death Movie – The following is a synopsis of Black Death, which aired in 2011 with a duration of 1 hour 42 minutes. Black Death was directed by Christopher Smith and the script was written by Jens Meurer, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae, Phil Robertson. According to Rotten Tomatoes, this film received a percentage of 71 percent tomatometer and 49 percent audience score. Black Death stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, and Carice van Houten.
- Directed by Christopher Smith
- Produced by Douglas Rae, Robert Bernstein, Jens Meurer, Phil Robertson
- Written by Dario Poloni Starring Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon, Tim McInnerny, David Warner
- Music by Christian Henson
- Cinematography Sebastian Edschmid
- Editing by Stuart Gazzard
- Distributed by Revolver Entertainment/Wild Bunch
- Running time 97 minutes
- Country United Kingdom, Germany
- Language English
Black Death Movie Synopsis
The Black Death storyline begins with the voice of Wolfstan (John Lynch), a soldier employed by the Church in 13th century England. As Church law enforcers, Wolfstan is one of the groups that eradicates and hunts down all traces of infidelity and blasphemy against God. The opening voiceover talks about the bubonic plague that is destroying life across England.
Many people believed that the plague was a divine punishment sent by God to chastise the unfaithful, but Wolfstan questioned how many sins would warrant such a cruel and merciless punishment as the plague. He believed the plague was the result of people in league with the Devil, him, and his fellow soldiers.
They must hunt down and destroy the devil worshipers responsible for the plague. Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) is a young novice monk who goes to a nearby town on an assignment. He stops to see Averill (Kimberley Nixon), a beautiful young woman who falls in love with him.
Osmund convinces Averill to leave town
Osmund convinces Averill to leave town as the plague spreads. He wanted her to run and hide in the forest. Averill begs Osmund to go with him, and tells him that he will wait one hour every day, at dawn, by a certain landmark in the forest, for one week. after that he would know she wasn’t coming. Osmund is torn between his love for Averill and his vow to God.
Returning to his monastery, he knelt and prayed fervently for a sign that would help him choose. A day later, a troop of Church soldiers arrived at the monastery. The soldiers are led by Ulrich (Sean Bean), an aide to the local bishop. Ulrich and his men, including Wolfstan, are on their way to a remote village on the edge of a large swamp, to investigate a story that the village is free from the plague. That’s the synopsis of Black Death, interested in watching?