петак, 15. јануар 2016.

Ken Russel's The Devils (1971) 108'

Brutalno redak i nenabavljiv film, koji i dan danas izaziva velike kontroverze zbog svog prikaza duhovne i svetovne vlasti; dakle, vredi ga pogledati bar zbog opšteg filmskog obrazovanja, ako ništa drugo. Ovo je verzija od 108', koja se često proglašava uncut; istina je, pak, da je najduža sačuvana verzija filma 110' (iako je ona nenabavljiva), dok je originalna dužina filma bila 117'. U bioskope je išla skraćena verzija od svega 103'. Inače, velika je bila ta 1971. godina - setimo se, tada su snimljeni A Clockwork Orange i Straw Dogs...


The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama horror film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell's screenplay is based partially on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partially on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley's book. The film is a dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest executed for witchcraft following the supposed possessions in Loudun, France. Reed plays Grandier in the film and Vanessa Redgrave plays a sexually-repressed nun who finds herself inadvertently responsible for the accusations.

The film faced harsh reaction from national film rating systems due to its disturbingly violent, sexual, and religious content, and originally received an X rating in both Britain and the United States. It was banned in several countries, and eventually heavily edited for release in others. The film has never received a release in its original, uncut form in various countries, and is largely unavailable in the home video market.

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