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Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal
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Director:
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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:
The evil that young Catholic girls do! See more (19 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 
 
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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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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 (Eastmancolor)
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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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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:
Version of Heavenly Creatures (1994)See more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
The evil that young Catholic girls do!, 30 June 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

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!

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