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A dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest accused of witchcraft following alleged demonic possessions of sexually repressed nuns.

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Directed by

Ken Russell

Written by

Ken Russell (Screenplay)
Aldous Huxley (Novel)
John Whiting (Writer)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Hell holds no surprises for them.

Cast

Keywords

priest biography historical torture based on a true story cult film exploitation christianity surrealism satire nun convent controversy catholic church inquisition blasphemy hysteria king louis xiii

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