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* TheBlackDeath: The group is investigating a town mysteriously absent this disease.

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* TheBlackDeath: The group is investigating a town mysteriously absent of this disease.


** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. On the other hand, outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also very unlikely any person at the time would become an outright atheist as the villagers are; at the time, everyone grew up immersed in a religious environment, Christian or not, and thus most of the Catholic Church's trouble came not from people who were completely irreligious, but rather from people who believed in other religions or heresies that contradicted fundamental doctrine.

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** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. On the other hand, Itís true that outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also That said, itís very unlikely any person at the time would become an outright atheist as the villagers are; at the time, everyone in the Middle Ages grew up immersed in a religious environment, Christian or not, and thus most of the Catholic Church's trouble came not from people who were completely irreligious, but rather from people who believed in other religions or heresies that contradicted fundamental doctrine.


** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. On the other hand, outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also very unlikely any person at the time would completely disbelieve in God. Everyone grew up immersed in a religious environment, and most of the Catholic Church's trouble came not from people who were irreligious, but rather from people who enthusiastically believed in some heresy that contradicted fundamental doctrine.

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** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. On the other hand, outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also very unlikely any person at the time would completely disbelieve in God. Everyone become an outright atheist as the villagers are; at the time, everyone grew up immersed in a religious environment, Christian or not, and thus most of the Catholic Church's trouble came not from people who were completely irreligious, but rather from people who enthusiastically believed in some heresy other religions or heresies that contradicted fundamental doctrine.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:''Yes.'' Every one of the men investigating the village dies, with the exception of Wolfstan and Osmund, the latter of whom has killed was forced to kill his drugged wife under the belief that she had been resurrected by Langiva, and goes on his own one-man crusade, hunting down and killing women he suspects of witchcraft in a search for the witch responsible for his lover's death.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:''Yes.'' Every one of the men investigating the village dies, with the exception of Wolfstan and Osmund, the latter of whom has killed was forced to kill his drugged wife under the belief that she had been resurrected by Langiva, and goes on his own one-man crusade, hunting down and killing women he suspects of witchcraft in a search for the witch responsible for his lover's death.]]


* SlutShaming: The men try this on Langiva, screaming "whore" when she presides over their captivity, even though she's done nothing even ''remotely'' sexual in her treatment of them, or anyone else for that matter (in fact, there's no sex or even nudity in the film, period). Most likely it's just a go-to insult toward any woman in that era.
** It indeed was the gravest insult to any woman throughout the Middle Ages. In fact, unfounded slandering like that could be subject to prosecution (especially if it came from another woman).

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* SlutShaming: The men try this on Langiva, screaming "whore" when she presides over their captivity, even though she's done nothing even ''remotely'' sexual in her treatment of them, or anyone else for that matter (in fact, there's no sex or even nudity in the film, period). Most likely it's Thanks to DeliberateValuesDissonance, "whore" is just the default choice for insulting a go-to insult toward any woman in that era.
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regardless of anything she says or does. It indeed really was the gravest insult to any woman throughout the Middle Ages. In fact, unfounded slandering like that could be subject to legal prosecution (especially if it came from another woman).


** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. On the other hand, outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also very unlikely any person at the time would completely disbelieve in God.

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** Witch-hunts did not become a common phenomenon in Europe until the 15th century. On the other hand, outright apostates like the villagers would have been killed indeed, regardless of whether they practiced witchcraft or not. It's also very unlikely any person at the time would completely disbelieve in God. Everyone grew up immersed in a religious environment, and most of the Catholic Church's trouble came not from people who were irreligious, but rather from people who enthusiastically believed in some heresy that contradicted fundamental doctrine.


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%%* DownerEnding* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:''Yes.'' Every one of the men investigating the village dies, with the exception of Wolfstan and Osmund, the latter of whom has killed was forced to kill his drugged wife under the belief that she had been resurrected by Langiva, and goes on his own one-man crusade, hunting down and killing women he suspects of witchcraft in a search for the witch responsible for his lover's death.]]



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: A woman who tried to protect her village with a blessing got accused of being a witch. Doubles as [[spoiler: IdiotBall, as even pretending to use magic is a bad idea among the superstitious folk in the times like this]].

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: A woman who tried to protect her village with a blessing got accused of being a witch. Doubles as [[spoiler: IdiotBall, as even pretending to use magic is a bad idea among the superstitious folk in the times like this]].this.


* AFatherToHisMen: Wolfstan.

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* %%* AFatherToHisMen: Wolfstan.



** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven. The fact that Osmund hears someone's confession at one point implies that he is a monk, since a novice would not be qualified to do that.*
* Nobody in the 14th century would refer to a man Osmund's age (the actor was 27 at the time, [[OlderThanTheyLook and could pass for 18 at best]]) as a "boy", since the concept of adolescence didn't really exist yet and males were considered to be legal adults after age twelve or so.

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** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven. The fact that Osmund hears someone's confession at one point implies that he is a monk, since a novice would not be qualified to do that.*
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Nobody in the 14th century would refer to a man Osmund's age (the actor was 27 at the time, [[OlderThanTheyLook and could pass for 18 at best]]) as a "boy", since the concept of adolescence didn't really exist yet and males were considered to be legal adults after age twelve or so.



* TheBlackDeath: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Obviously]].

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* TheBlackDeath: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Obviously]].The group is investigating a town mysteriously absent this disease.



* ChekhovsGun: The cage.

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* %%* ChekhovsGun: The cage.



* DownerEnding: Good God, yes.

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* DownerEnding: Good God, yes.%%* DownerEnding



** ... Bordering on BlackAndBlackMorality on all sides.
* HolierThanThou

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** ... Bordering on BlackAndBlackMorality on all sides.
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%%* HolierThanThou



* LadyLand

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* %%* LadyLand



* MissionFromGod: Ulric.

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* %%* MissionFromGod: Ulric.



* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Ulric.]]

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* %%* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler: Ulric.]]



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Ulric]].

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* %%* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Ulric]].



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans

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* %%* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans


One of the primary themes of the film is total uncertainty with how one interacts with the world, abounding with cases of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. The whispers in the woods may be demons, it may be highwaymen. The village witch may be in league with Satan, she may just know how to brew poisons. The town may be warded, it may just be isolated. The plague may target the unrighteous first, everyone may be damned together.

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One of the primary themes of the film is total uncertainty with how one interacts with the world, abounding with cases of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. The whispers in the woods may be demons, it or they may be highwaymen. The village witch may be in league with Satan, or she may just know how to brew poisons. The town may be warded, or it may just be isolated. The plague may target the unrighteous first, or everyone may be damned together.


In 1348, the Bubonic Plague sweeps through England. Frightened, many people blame witches or their own sins. Osmund, a novice in a monastery, volunteers to guide knight Ulric and his men to a village, which the plague has not reached at all and is therefore suspect. What the knights do not know is that Osmund volunteered to have a chance to see his girl.

One of the primary themes of the film is total uncertainty with how one interacts with the world. The whispers in the woods may be demons, it may be highwaymen. The village witch may be in league with Satan, she may just know how to brew poisons. The town may be warded, it may just be isolated. The plague may target the unrighteous first, everyone may be damned together.

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In 1348, the Bubonic Plague sweeps through England. Frightened, many people blame witches or their own sins. Osmund, a novice in a monastery, volunteers to guide knight Ulric and his men to investigate a village, village which has suspiciously managed to avoid the plague has not reached at all and is therefore suspect. plague. What the knights do not know is that Osmund volunteered to have a chance to see his girl.

girl.

One of the primary themes of the film is total uncertainty with how one interacts with the world.world, abounding with cases of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. The whispers in the woods may be demons, it may be highwaymen. The village witch may be in league with Satan, she may just know how to brew poisons. The town may be warded, it may just be isolated. The plague may target the unrighteous first, everyone may be damned together.


In 1348 the Bubonic Plague sweeps through England. Frightened, many people blame witches or their own sins. Osmund, a novice in a monastery, volunteers to guide knight Ulric and his men to a village, which the plague has not reached at all and is therefore suspect. What the knights do not know is that Osmund volunteered to have a chance to see his girl.

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In 1348 1348, the Bubonic Plague sweeps through England. Frightened, many people blame witches or their own sins. Osmund, a novice in a monastery, volunteers to guide knight Ulric and his men to a village, which the plague has not reached at all and is therefore suspect. What the knights do not know is that Osmund volunteered to have a chance to see his girl.


* SeeYouInHell

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%% * SeeYouInHell


* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: The whole damn thing, whether people are dying from TheBlackDeath or the {{WitchHunt}}s that follow.

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* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: The whole damn thing, whether people are dying from TheBlackDeath or the {{WitchHunt}}s {{Witch Hunt}}s that follow.


** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven. The fact that Osmund hears someone's confession at one point implies that he is a monk, since a novice would not be qualified to do that.
** People also talk about friars and monks as if they're synonymous, when it's as big as the difference between a policeman and a fireman.
** Osmund must have the smallest tonsure (shaved crown) and the largest monks' cell in Christendom.

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** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven. The fact that Osmund hears someone's confession at one point implies that he is a monk, since a novice would not be qualified to do that.
that.*
* Nobody in the 14th century would refer to a man Osmund's age (the actor was 27 at the time, [[OlderThanTheyLook and could pass for 18 at best]]) as a "boy", since the concept of adolescence didn't really exist yet and males were considered to be legal adults after age twelve or so.
** People also talk about friars and monks as if they're synonymous, when it's at least as big as the difference between a policeman and a fireman.
** Osmund must have the smallest tonsure (shaved crown) and the largest monks' cell in Christendom.Christendom!



** Nobody in the 14th century would refer to a man Osmund's age (the actor was 27 at the time, [[OlderThanTheyLook and could pass for 18 at best]]) as a boy, since the concept of adolescence didn't really exist yet and males were considered to be legal adults after age twelve or so.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Some pointers borrowed from WebVideo/{{Lindybeige}}:

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Some pointers borrowed from historical liberties and errors pointed out by WebVideo/{{Lindybeige}}:



** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven.

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** The abbot says that Osmund is a mere novice, but it's rather implausible that Osmund would still be a novice at his age. Granted, it took four or five years to become a monk, but those given to the church would have become novices when they were perhaps seven. The fact that Osmund hears someone's confession at one point implies that he is a monk, since a novice would not be qualified to do that.
** People also talk about friars and monks as if they're synonymous, when it's as big as the difference between a policeman and a fireman.



** A monk would be qualified to hear someone's confession, but not a novice. People also talk about friars and monks as if they're synonymous, when it's as big as the difference between a policeman and a fireman.



* BurnTheWitch

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%% * BurnTheWitch


''Black Death'' is a 2010 movie from Christopher Smith (director of ''Film/{{Creep 2004}}'', ''Film/{{Severance}}'' and ''Film/{{Triangle}}''), starring Creator/SeanBean, Eddie Redmayne and Creator/CariceVanHouten.

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''Black Death'' is a 2010 movie from Christopher Smith (director of ''Film/{{Creep 2004}}'', ''Film/{{Severance}}'' and ''Film/{{Triangle}}''), starring Creator/SeanBean, Eddie Redmayne Creator/EddieRedmayne and Creator/CariceVanHouten.

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