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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

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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 (nunnery) controversy catholic church inquisition blasphemy hysteria louis xiii

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