Black Death

March 11th 2011
  • Action/Historical,
  • R,
  • 97 min,
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • Cast: Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, David Warner, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon, Tim McInnerny, John Lynch, Johnny Harris, Andy Nyman, Tygo Gernandt, Emun Elliott, Marianne Graffam, Jamie Ballard, Nike Martens, Daniel Steiner, Alex Tondowski, Ines Marie Westernströer, Thorsten Querner, Keith Dunphy, Gotthard Lange, Tobias Kasimirowicz, Peter Wolf, Emily Fleischer
  • Director: Christopher Smith
  • Writer: Dario Poloni
  • Producers: Robert Bernstein, Jens Meurer, Douglas Rae, Phil Robertson
  • Co Producers: Matt Delargy, James Saynor
  • Associate Producers: Matthew Baker, Marc Hansell, Frank Lehmann
  • Executive Producers: Chris Curling, Mark Woolley
  • Art Direction: Jens Löckmann
  • Casting: Karen Lindsay-Stewart
  • Costume Design: Petra Wellenstein
  • D.O.P.: Sebastian Edschmid
  • Editor: Stuart Gazzard
  • Makeup: Jekaterina Oertel
  • Music: Christian Henson
  • Production Design: John Frankish
  • Set Decoration: Sarah Horton


In medieval England fallen under the shadow of the Black Death, a young monk called Osmund is charged in 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 hearts desire, the horror of his real journey begins

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Brandenburg, Germany; Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • MPAA Warning: Strong brutal violence, and some language
  • Production Companies: Egoli Tossell Film, German Federal Film Board, Kulturelle Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
  • Production Schedule: 20 April 2009 - 9 June 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "The fourth horror effort from Christopher Smith after subway thriller "Creep," black comedy "Severance" and mystery piece "Triangle". Smith's previous works have often started out strong with a decent premise but quickly disintegrate into tedious and very gory C-grade horror re-treads. The tone here though seems to be more supernatural period drama which Smith may be more suited for (the comedy of "Severance" worked far better than the horror for example). There's a solid cast here and again a nice setup, but a lot will depend upon how the film performs in the UK when it opens there late February. "Triangle" ended up going direct-to-DVD in a lot of countries, the same may happen again for this if it fails to please."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 11 June 2010: UK
  • 9 September 2010: Germany
  • 8 October 2010: France
  • 27 October 2010: Sweden
  • 28 October 2010: Finland
  • 16 December 2010: Russia
  • 3 February 2011: Italy