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Nigel Wingrove (writer)
Depicts erotic images of the 16th century Carmelite nun, St Teresa. | Add synopsis »
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Louise Downie ... St. Teresa of Avila
Elisha Scott ... psyche of St. Teresa
Dan Fox ... Christ

Directed by
Nigel Wingrove 
Writing credits
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Nigel Wingrove  writer

Produced by
Peter Salvage .... executive producer
John Stephenson .... producer
Original Music by
Steven Severin 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Coll 
Film Editing by
Steve Graham 
Production Design by
Kerry Sewell 
Set Decoration by
Kerry Sewell 
Costume Design by
Michele Clapton 
Makeup Department
Sophie Halford .... hair stylist
Sophie Halford .... makeup artist
Sara Holt .... special makeup effects
Special Effects by
Sara Holt .... special effects makeup
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Sawyer .... assistant camera
Bonnie Venture .... still photographer
John Ward .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Spencer Horne .... wardrobe

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18 min
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The film was rejected for a UK certificate by the BBFC on the grounds of possible blasphemous libel. After an appeal failed the distributor took the case to the European Court of Human Rights in 1996 to consider whether the existence of a law of blasphemy was consistent with Freedom of Expression rights. The original BBFC decision was upheld and, until 2011, this remained the only film banned in the UK on the grounds of blasphemy. On January 31 2011, the BBFC lifted the ban and instead gave the film an 18 rating.See more »
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Piece of crap, 10 January 2016
Author: Falconeer from Deutschland

Wow, I find it hard to believe that THIS 19 minute piece of glossy, soft core garbage created such controversy in the UK. Basically this is 19 minutes of a "nun" who looks like an 80's hooker, writhing around on the floor to cheesy, awful 80's synth music. Then she has a lesbian coupling with another bimbo, then she bangs a dude who is supposed to be Jesus, but looks more like the singer in an alternative band. Laughably bad and dated, with not a word of dialogue. It's not even artistic. no more so than you will see in a late night cable production, or Playboy TV. A big waste of 19 minutes this is too long.

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