1648. During the English Civil War, three soldiers (Richard Glover, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope) and a scholar (Reece Shearsmith) find themselves away from a battle in a mysterious field where O’Neil (Michael Smiley), an Irish alchemist, forces them to help him search for a perhaps-magical treasure.
Very physical, with intense performances and half-serious period talk, it’s an impressive, haunting picture — though the sort of thing you have to meet at least halfway to enjoy.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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