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About the Film
Fleeing from a battle in the English Civil War a small group of deserters are captured by an Alchemist and forced to aid him in his search for treasure he believes is buried in a nearby field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia. As it becomes clear that the treasure may be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. A psychedelic trip into magic and madness featuring Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen) Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Michael Smiley (Kill List).
Ian k on film
If you like CGI Hollywood Heffalumping mega movies, then you might want to avoid this. However if you just want some good, quirky cinema then this is just the ticket. A wonderfully atmospheric film once again from Ben Wheatley. Imagine Zardoz, via Southern Confort and you'll get an idea of what this film is like. Beautiful cinematography from Laurie Rose, great script from Amy Jump and knock out performances from all cast members. This is what British cinema should be producing.
Possibly the best film I have ever watched -apart from Onibaba. Total brilliance. Spend all your money.
Emperors new clothes
No, no, no, that didn't really go that well.
I like an odd left-field film once in a while, but this one stretched my limits. Confused, unexplained, dull, repetative.
I read a lot of reviews in places like the Guardian and Independant who seem to love it, but as is often the case with both conceptual art and conceptual film, I think the critics act like the courtiers in the story of the emporors new clothes; raving about how grand he looked when in fact he was wearing nothing. Open your eyes, or take a lot of drugs, it's probably qute good then!
- Genre: Horror
- Released: 2013
- © Rook Films Limited and Channel 4 Television Corporation 1913