The Devils

The Devils

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.

By: TR

Release details

Rated: R
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

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