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Mother Joan of the Angels (1961)
"Matka Joanna od aniolów" (original title)

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A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucyna Winnicka ...
Mieczyslaw Voit ...
Father Jozef Suryn / Rabbi
Anna Ciepielewska ...
Sister Malgorzata / Margareth
Maria Chwalibóg ...
Antosia / Girl at the Inn
Kazimierz Fabisiak ...
Father Brym
Stanislaw Jasiukiewicz ...
Chrzaszczewski / Squire
Zygmunt Zintel ...
Wincenty Wolodkowicz / Innkeeper
Jerzy Kaczmarek ...
Kaziuk
Franciszek Pieczka ...
Odryn
Jaroslaw Kuszewski ...
Juraj
Lech Wojciechowski ...
Piatkowski
Marian Nosek ...
Dominican Priest
Jerzy Walden ...
Dominican Priest
Marian Nowak
Zygmunt Malawski ...
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Set in the 17th century. A convent in a small town is being visited by high-ranking Catholic official trying to exorcise the nun supposedly posessed by demons. A local priest have been burnt for creating this condition by sexual temptation of the nuns, especially the Mother superior who bring on the collective hysteria of the group. There is another young priest who is to help with the exorcism. His first meeting with the convent head, Mother Joanne of the Angels, has her seemingly posessed by Satan - she yells blasphemies and incites the priest. She begs the priest to save her and to help her to be a saint. To help her, he kills two innocent people to be forever a prey of the devil and thus allow her freedom. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Father Jozef Suryn: All redemption is in love. Love is as strong as death.
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8 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's a pity this movie isn't available on dvd or vhs - it certainly deserves a wider audience. In my opinion it is not only Kawalerowicz's ultimate masterpiece, but one of the most profound and rewarding polish movies. Based upon a novel by a foremost polish writer Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, it plunges deeply into the intricacies of human psyche and existence, touching both the philosophical and theological issues. Very good performances, especially by Voit and Winnicka, make the story even more compelling. The movie somewhat reminds me of Andriej Tarkovsky's cinematographic explorations.


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