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On Location: how Black Death resisted Hollywood glamour in favour of ‘dirty realism’

Set in 1348 – the year the plague is believed to have reached England from Europe – Black Death┬ácaptures the devastation this pandemic once caused with unflinching realism. In an early scene, gruesome shots emphasise the severity of this wave of disease. The protagonist, a young monk named Osmund (Eddie Redmayne), surveys a large collection […]