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Albertine Cinémathèque Film Festival 2022-2023 (Formerly the Tournées)

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Film Synopsis

"Sex, power, plague and the Church collide in Verhoeven’s barnburner of a historical drama, based on real events. In 17th-century Tuscany, a sheltered nobleman’s daughter who experiences overpowering visions takes vows to become a nun. Devout and obedient, Benedetta (Virginie Efira) only occasionally brushes up against her abbess’s (Charlotte Rampling) warning that “intelligence can be dangerous.” But when a coarse and carnal novice enters the convent, Benedetta finds herself obsessed, and their relationship quickly grows physical—threatening to destroy everything around them."

Credits

DIRECTOR
Paul Verhoeven

PRODUCER
Saïd Ben Saïd
Michel Merkt
Jerome Seydoux

CAST
Virginie Efira
Charlotte Rampling
Lambert Wilson
Daphne Patakia
Olivier Rabourdin
Herve Pierre