Release dateJuly 26, 2002 (2002-07-26) (Germany) WriterHarriet Sand, Alberto Sciamma CastLena Headey (Lady Matilda Mellerby), David La Haye (Jacques de Saint Amant), Jason Flemyng (Nicholas), Anthony O'Donnell (Randall), Jeff Nuttall (Priest), Christopher Fairbank (Steward) Similar moviesBlack Death, Robin Hood, Last Knights, The Name of the Rose, The Oath, Season of the Witch
TaglineI will destroy everything - The servant who obeys you, the Physician who heals you, the Priest who gives you absolution.
Anazapta is a 2002 British mystery thriller film directed by Alberto Sciamma and starring Jason Flemyng, Lena Headey, Christopher Fairbank, Ian McNeice, Jeff Nuttall. In the US the movie was released as Black Plague.
The film is set in England in 1348. There goes on Hundred Years War between England and France. A detachment of soldiers returns to their village, but that does not bring happiness to its owner, the beautiful English noblewoman Lady Matilda (Lena Headey). Her husband, Sir Walter de Mellerbi, remains hostage in France.
Meanwhile, the soldiers brought with them a prisoner, who can be exchanged for Sir Walter and for a solid ransom to save her estate from bankruptcy. After some time, however, the inhabitants of the manor begin to die, one by one, a mysterious and painful death. Lady Matilda starts suspecting that the prisoner, whom she cares for, is not the one he claims to be.