Directed by: Ken Russell
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton
Also Known as : De bezetenen, Os Demônios, Los diablos, Djævlene, Djävlarna, Paholaiset, Les diables, I diavoli, Nikutai no Akuma, Os diabos, Дьяволы, Ken Russell’s Film of The Devils, Die Teufel, The Devils of Loudun
Description: In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.
Shocking, beautifully elegant, a truly provocative masterpiece that induces raw emotions. 10/10
Two years before ‘The Exorcist’ hits the screen, Ken Russell puts the Catholic Church in the spotlight by filming one of the most disturbing films of all times. Except from being a sheer technical and aesthetic masterpiece, ‘The Devils’ provokes as a film with its relentless sense of anarchy. Religious hysteria and illusions, the horror of human arrogance and depravity and the love that turns to cherishing that turns to hatred. It’s hard to put it in words, one must simply watch it to understand the simple splendor of this film. For open-minded viewers only…