MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,971 this week

Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
"Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  26 January 1972 (France)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 1,207 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 44 critic

Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (scenario)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 16 Jul 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Sep 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 13 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Don't Deliver Us from Evil.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Alucarda (1977)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young girl's arrival at a convent after the death of her parents marks the beginning of a series of events that unleash an evil presence on the girl and her mysterious new friend, an ... See full summary »

Director: Juan López Moctezuma
Stars: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero
The Beast (1975)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk
Stars: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young nun is tempted by visions of forbidden sexual fantasies to cross over to Satan.

Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares
Stars: Enrique Rocha, Cecilia Pezet, Delia Magaña
Fascination (1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This erotic horror film, set in 1905, tells the story of a thief who seeks refuge in a castle owned by two women, Eva (Brigitte Lahaie) and Elizabeth (Franca Mai). The women are seductive ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Franca Maï, Brigitte Lahaie, Jean-Marie Lemaire
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director: Francesco Barilli
Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A toxic spill revives a beautiful, dead heiress who, with the help of her childhood friend, must quench her insatiable thirst for blood.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Marina Pierro, Françoise Blanchard, Mike Marshall
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.

Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada
Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two hot chicks happen upon the creepy castle of French witch Morgane le Fay and must choose either to become immortal sex slaves or rot in a dungeon.

Director: Bruno Gantillon
Stars: Dominique Delpierre, Alfred Baillou, Mireille Saunin
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles
La setta (1991)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, Mariangela Giordano
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires
Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeanne Goupil ...
Anne
Catherine Wagener ...
Lore
Bernard Dhéran ...
L'automobiliste / Motorist
Gérard Darrieu ...
Émile
Marc Dudicourt ...
L'aumônier
...
Léon
Véronique Silver ...
La comtesse / The Countess
Jean-Pierre Helbert ...
Le comte / The Count
Nicole Mérouze ...
Mme Fournier / Mrs. Fournier
Henri Poirier ...
Monsieur Fournier (as Henry Poirier)
Serge Frédéric ...
Le curé / Priest
René Berthier ...
Gustave
Frédéric Nort ...
Le facteur
Jean-Daniel Ehrmann ...
Le commissaire (as Jean Daniel Ehrmann)
Dominique Ney
Edit

Storyline

Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a salacious novel, they get a classmate in trouble, they spy on the nuns, they set aside their communion wafers; they make a pact of devotion. Summer vacation starts: Anne's parents leave her alone with the servants for two months at the family château. She and Lore are free to make mischief. They are cruel as well and play games of seduction. As summer ends and fall term begins, things come to a head. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A film that goes where no other has dared See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1972 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Deliver Us from Evil  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was also known as "The French movie that was banned in France"? See more »

Goofs

During the Satanic Mass and the following Lake Scene, the two girls wear see-through dresses. During the Mass, one can easily notice that Lore is wearing black panties, but, during the Lake Scene, she evidently wears nothing under her dress. See more »

Connections

Version of Heavenly Creatures (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The evil that young Catholic girls do!
30 June 2006 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

It's quite unbelievable that this film doesn't have a better reputation, as Joël Séria's Don't Deliver Us From Evil is an intricately worked little shocker that is sure to appeal to fans of European cinema. It's clear that the film was made in France, as the plotting, style and atmosphere of the movie is very French indeed, and this benefits the movie as it wallows in the imperfections of its lead characters; two sexy, yet underage convent school girls that decide to forsake God and take sides with The Devil. Both characters clearly have the urge to do evil already in them, but the way that director Joël Séria coaxes them into committing sinful acts is good because the characters are easy to care for; but their acts make them easy to detest; and as we all know - God hates the sin, not the sinner. The themes of straying from the moral acts that we've all been taught since birth shine through well, as the pair at the centre of the story are completely angelic, and on the face of it; look like butter wouldn't melt in their mouths. It can be said that the actual plotting isn't all that shocking; but everything in the film is made more so by the fact that it's stars are so young.

The 'evil' that the young girls do involves reading forbidden material at first, and eventually moves on to teasing men, arson and murdering people's pets. Joël Séria doesn't shy away from featuring nudity in the film; and the pair of scenes that handle attempted rape don't leave much to the imagination. Don't Deliver Us From Evil benefits from a pair of great performances from young French actresses Jeanne Goupil and Catherine Wagener. Both give the film their all and give mature portrayals of their characters. The film is said to be a horror film; but it isn't really the case, as the focus is more on the drama and the corruption of youth than the satanic themes. The director doesn't allow the film to descend into comic book styling's, like some other films handling Satan do; and this benefits the film as it always seems serious and mature. Don't Deliver Us From Evil (great title, by the way!) is not as shocking now as it would have been upon it's release in 1970 - but still the film holds some weight in the shock stakes as many of the ideas that it portrays are still taboo to this day. Overall, this is a fascinating watch and one that should be seen by anyone who has a chance to see it!


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'heaven;y creatures' link? foosi-1
Mondo Macabro DVD Subtitle Problem? larryclow
Wat is written in the letter? m-vanthof
piano haTrack littleb2005
When on Blu-ray? rareventure
Discuss Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?