Devils, The

Devils, The (movie)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

1971 British movie directed by England's enfant terrible, Ken Russell. Loosely based on the works of Aldous Huxley and John Whiting, it deals with the outbreak of possession by the Loudon Nuns in France, during the reign of Louis XIII. It starred Oliver Reed as Urbain Grandier and included plenty of shocking scenes, from a bevy of naked nuns to the closeups of Grandier being burned at the stake.

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