The Devils

5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. The Devils (1971)

Time Out says

Russell's overwrought adaptation of John Whiting's play and Aldous Huxley's book The Devils of Loudun, full of much spiritual and physical writhing, is best approached as a diabolical comedy. No matter how thickly Russell piles on the masturbating nuns, tortured priests and dissolute dauphins, there's no getting round the fact that it's all more redolent of a camp revue than a cathartic vision. Derek Jarman's sets, however, still look terrific.


Release details

111 mins

Cast and crew

Ken Russell
Ken Russell
Oliver Reed
Vanessa Redgrave
Dudley Sutton
Max Adrian
Gemma Jones
Murray Melvin
Georgina Hale

Users say (4)

5 out of 5 stars