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Season of the Witch (2011)

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Fourteenth century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writer:

Bragi F. Schut (as Bragi Schut)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Behmen
Ron Perlman ... Felson
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Debelzaq
Stephen Graham ... Hagamar
Ulrich Thomsen ... Eckhart
Claire Foy ... The Girl
Robert Sheehan ... Kay
Christopher Lee ... Cardinal D'Ambroise
Kevin Rees Kevin Rees ... Dying Monk
Andrew Hefler Andrew Hefler ... Jail Bailiff
Fernanda Dorogi ... Old Woman (Givaudon)
Rebekah Kennedy ... Peasant Turk Girl
Matt Devere ... Sergeant in Arms
Róbert Bánlaki Róbert Bánlaki ... Livery Boy
Barna Illyés ... Cardinal's Priest
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Storyline

A 14th century Crusader returns to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence. A priest, a grieving knight, a disgraced itinerant and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl. When the embattled party arrives at the abbey, a horrific discovery jeopardises the knight's pledge to ensure the girl fair treatment, and pits them against an inexplicably powerful and destructive force. Written by Momentum Pictures

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Not all souls can be saved. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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MGM first purchased the speculative script from Bragi F. Schut in 2000. See more »

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Crusaders came and went from the regions of battle, and though some may have been pledged to fight for a lord in exchange for some reward, there wasn't the same sense of "desertion" as there is now if they left. Many of the Crusades lasted years and lords and their knightly vassals took part when they could, sometimes leaving early to tend to their responsibilities back home, or after injuries. It is unlikely that anyone who came across Behman and Felson and recognized them as Crusaders would have thought anything was suspicious. It is also highly unlikely that they would be recognized as individuals and therefore need to cover their faces. Even if their leader who declared them deserters had wanted to punish them and put the word out to towns and villages that two deserters might pass through, limited communication through Europe and the Near East would make such a task mostly impossible, and there was no such thing as "wanted" posters with people's faces on them. See more »

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[first lines]
Peasant Girl: No! No... please! I beg you. I beg you. I'm not a witch.
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Not so good
17 January 2011 | by zekersdpSee all my reviews

I was excited to see the Season of the Witch. I loved The Scorceror's Apprentice, and I actually thought this would be better than that. Looking forward to an epic fantasy, I was highly disappointed. I found myself annoyed at the unnatural behavior of Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman. It was like watching Starsky and Hutch with their witty bantering during battles and in the face of peril. Very cheesy. The movie lacked a good flow. It was mildly entertaining in parts, but never reached any peak, not even at the end, because it was just too absurd. The acting was not good, but I think it was just a poorly written script more than anything else. It seems like it had the makings of a very good movie, but fell very very short.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

7 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,612,375, 9 January 2011

Gross USA:

$24,827,228

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,627,228
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1.85 : 1
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