"Devils" - a film directed by Ken Russell , released in 1971 . The script of the film is based on the play of the same name by John Whiting, which is based on the book by Aldous Huxley “The Luden Demons” (“The Devils from Luden”). The art director of the film was Derek Jarman .
|In the main|
|Oliver reed |
|Composer||Peter Maxwell Davies|
|Film company||Russo Productions |
Warner Bros. Horror entertainment
|A country||Great Britain|
XVII century, France , the city of Loudoun . After the death of the governor, power in the city passes to Father Urbain Grandier . Despite the radical beliefs and depraved sex life, he is popular among the people. Sister Zhanna, abbess of the local convent, is obsessed with Grandier and longs for a relationship with him, but after refusing to decide to take revenge. A woman accuses the monk of witchcraft and mastering it, which led to the introduction of the devil in her body. This was the beginning of a mass hysteria in the Ursuline monastery in Luden when other nuns of the monastery confirm similar tricks of Father Grande about them. The Inquisition arrests Grandier, tortures him, and burns him at the stake.
Awards and nominations
|1972||National Board of Critics of the United States||Best director||Ken russell||Victory|