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Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal
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Director:
Writers:
Joël Séria (dialogue)
Joël Séria (scenario)
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Release Date:
December 1971 (UK) See more »
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At First It Was Just a Game See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
shocks amid some tedium See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Jeanne Goupil ... Anne
Catherine Wagener ... Lore
Bernard Dhéran ... L'automobiliste / Motorist
Gérard Darrieu ... Émile
Marc Dudicourt ... L'aumônier

Michel Robin ... 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
Nicole Gueden
Francine Istel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Lewis

Directed by
Joël Séria 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joël Séria  dialogue
Joël Séria  scenario

Produced by
Bernard Legargeant .... producer
Ken Legargeant .... executive producer
Romaine Legargeant .... executive producer
Joël Séria .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Claude Germain 
Dominique Ney 
 
Cinematography by
Marcel Combes 
 
Film Editing by
Philippe Gosselet 
 
Costume Design by
Simone Vassort 
 
Sound Department
Philippe Gosselet .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Simone Vassort .... costumes
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal" - France (original title)
"But don't deliver us from Evil" - Europe (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
102 min | USA:110 min (DVD version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:18+ (Québec) | France:(Banned) (original rating) | France:-16 (re-rating) | Germany:16 | UK:X | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)

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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hellish Creatures (2006) (V)See more »

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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
shocks amid some tedium, 7 April 2006
Author: HEFILM from French Polynesia

The pacing of this film is, well fans would say European, I'd say just a bit slow in a way that grinds on you. It's not poorly made or shot but isn't so well made as to overcome its low budget either. Now seeing it after the masterpiece Heavenly Creatures of course it seems less of a film worth seeing. This is a much different take on the material and completeists will probably be Glad they saw it.

There is some convincing animal cruelty in the film that is perhaps a bit too real and there certainly are elements that would draw the "raincoat" crowd to the film.

The script is a bit of a one note affair, supporting characters tend to pop up in a confusing way. Suddenly the girls are at a satanic ceremony, how did they find this local satanist, why does he go along with them? I don't know and neither will you.

But the film doesn't really stop to be exploitation, nor are the girls "hot" enough for it to work on that level. These are girls who aren't really beautiful yet, they've lost the innocent beauty of children and it's really unclear if they will become plane or even ugly adults or what? I suppose that's a virtue. The posters for the film certainly make it seem like an exploitation movie and it's not.

But be prepared for a sort of slow march to a memorable ending. Be prepared to be patient or use your fast forward button if you want to watch it.

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