Oh wow. Yeah, this is going to be a fun film. What we have here is a novice priest who is teamed up with a group of soldiers to go out into a marsh to find a village. Not because the idiot is missing, but because it seems to be untouched by the black death and the leader of the team suspects some heresy.
So just getting to the village is a horrible nightmare. They are beset by robbers and rogues. Some of the members of the group turn out to be infected by the plague, and it's just not a merry ol' time. When they get to the village it is at first totally brigadoony, but the leader knows this is just a ruse. We sort of catch our breath here as the group investigates then all hell and then some break loose. We are talking total Wicker Man/Deliverance/Passion of the Christ style fun here.
So the good news. This is a very well done film. It is incredibly acted. It looks great. The script is fairly decent in handling the medieval setting. It is also a fairly thought look at faith, the lose of faith, and the duel between faiths. The problem is, if it can be called a problem, is that this friends is a total downer. I mean you know from the get go that every one here is probably hosed, and it just gets worse from there. I suppose, in the end it makes you ever so happy to be living in the 20th century so that's something.