Year: 2001
UK: Guerilla Films
Cast: Lena Headey, David La Haye, Jason Flemyng, Ian McNiece, Jon Finch, Christopher Fairbank, Anthony O'Donnell, Jeff Nuttall, Ralph Riach, Stevan Rimkus, Hayley Carmichael, Scarlett Sherrington, Rocky Taylor, Elizabeth Marmur, Elliot Lynn, Tom Lynn, Nick Holder, Matthew Bowyer, Jon Atkins, Dominic Cooper, Brendan Charleson, Roger Nott, John Cater, Tony Aitkin, Gwen Vaughan, Dyfed Williams
Director: Alberto Sciamma
Country: UK
UK: 110 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence, language and strong sexual images
UK Release Date: 7 May 2004 (Limited Release)


ANAZAPTA is a medieval thriller set in England during 1348. It is a tale of lust and revenge that unfolds beneath the shadow of the Black Death. Brought to a small English village as hostage, an enigmatic French Nobleman, Jacques de Saint Amant (David La Haye), turns out to be an impostor. With a deadly agenda, the man embodies the most primal instincts and uses them to exact a merciless revenge upon a village cursed for its nefarious past. At his command is the deadliest of weapons, it is the Black Death.

Written and directed by Alberto Sciamma it was filmed entirely on location at Tretower Court, Powys and Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales.