The Devils

The Devils

Directed by Ken Russell • 1971 • United Kingdom
Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed

The most controversial film of the 1970s was banned across the world for its deliriously overheated, shockingly blasphemous tale of sexual frenzy and demonic possession in a seventeenth-century French convent. Based on Aldous Huxley’s novel “The Devils of Loudun” and John Whiting’s play “The Devils,” Ken Russell’s X-rated spectacle of the depraved stars Vanessa Redgrave as a hunchbacked nun whose lust for priest Father Grandier (Oliver Reed) sets off a perverse witch hunt and unleashes an orgy of sadomasochistic sacrilege.

The Devils
  • The Devils

    Directed by Ken Russell • 1971 • United Kingdom
    Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed

    The most controversial film of the 1970s was banned across the world for its deliriously overheated, shockingly blasphemous tale of sexual frenzy and demonic possession in a seventeenth-century French convent....

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    Directed by Paul Joyce • 2002 • United Kingdom

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