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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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Conducted by Tadeusz Dobrzanski
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The subject of this film is a fascinating one and it has been portrayed in several media with great eloquence. I know nothing at all about the director of this film except that he is apparently not an experienced director at all. He might be a writer or theologian or philosopher but his field of expertise does not extend to direction. The film is poorly paced, verbose and it drags on for at least thirty minutes in excess. It repeats itself almost literally near the end to make a rather feeble point that it actually does have structure with apologies, I suppose, for the talk fest for the past two hours plus.. Frankly,I can't find anything to admire in it.

Curtis Stotlar


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