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In the midst of life we are in death
Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters. | Add synopsis »
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Sally Tremaine ... Mother Superior
Moyna Cope ... Abbess

Simon Hill ... Abbot - Father Henry
Kristina Bill ... Mary Magdalene
Rachel Taggart ... Catechism

Eileen Daly ... Repression
Daisy Weston ... Sister Brigitte / Nun
Moses Rockman ... Richard

Emily Booth ... Williams Girl
Willow ... Herself
Laura Plair ... Succubi
Leasa Carlyon ... Nun / Peasant
Mary Grant ... Nun
Nicole Bouchet ... Incarcerated Nun / Sister Helen
Louise Ross ... Mad Nun
Cindy Read ... Whipping Nun / Female Christ
Michelle Thorne ... Sister Sarah
Marc Morris ... Inquisitor
Chris Charlston ... Inquisitor
Hannah Callow ... Sister Helena
Amanda Dawkins ... Sister Mary
Majella Shepherd ... Novice Catherine

Christopher Adamson ... Father Peter
Philip Serfaty ... Father James
Louise Linehan ... Maid Marion
Cassandra Bochsler ... Sister Teresa

Anneka Svenska ... Sister Ann
Sarah McLean ... Sister Jane

Directed by
Nigel Wingrove 
Writing credits
Nigel Wingrove (written by)

Produced by
Louise Ross .... producer
Mark Sloper .... executive producer
Original Music by
Steve Pittis 
Cinematography by
Chris Herd 
James MacDonald 
Film Editing by
Chris Shaw 
Jake West 
Art Direction by
Nigel Wingrove 
Costume Design by
Dena Costello 
Makeup Department
Liberty Shaw .... makeup artist
Sally Smith .... makeup artist
Production Management
Amie Henry .... production manager
Chloe Saxby .... production manager
Art Department
Asregadoo Arundi .... designer
Tony Gibas .... set designer
Chris Jennings .... design director
John Murrell .... graphic designer
Dallas Synnott .... design production manager
Sound Department
Nigel Glynn-Davies .... dubbing mixer
Miles Green .... sound effects editor
Julian Kyle .... dubbing mixer
Tom Webster .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Carol Bohanon .... still photographer
Dave Hurley .... assistant camera
Janey Thomas .... still photographer
John Walton .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Martin Sansom .... colorist
Tim Smith .... editor: editbox
Jake West .... additional editor
Jake West .... editor: title sequence
Other crew
Sue Edwards .... equestrian handler
Sian Fletcher .... equestrian handler
Lisa Lloyd .... title sequence graphics

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Mother Superior:Surely you wouldn't argue, Magdalene, that all man's desires should be submitted to at will? That in effect there should be no restraint? That moral forebearance no longer has a part in our relationships? That the most base of emotions should now be the pinnacle of our aspirations?See more »
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Referenced in Porn Wars (1999) (TV)See more »


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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Jesus wept., 2 July 2005
Author: joepublic from the outer reaches of your mind

What we have here is a film designed to shock. Anyone who goes about making a film about the repressed sexuality of nuns realises and no doubt encourages the fact that some will be shocked by this. In my opinion this film makers tangle with this has left nothing but a laughable piece of amateur soft porn hoping to fool people into thinking it has deep, important themes by topping and tailing the sex scenes with terribly written and awfully acted discussions about the morality of sex and sexual repression. 'The Devils' walked the line between exploitation and art but due to the superb performances and clinical direction managed to avoid desending into voyerism, something this film can not claim.

I am sad to see that some people commenting have actually been taken in by the "moral arguments" that run through the film. All I see is a very weak device to allow a group of soft porn scenes to run their course. The rapid editing and camera movement does little to disguise them for what they are either.

The acting is terrible. I got the impression that the actors either had no clue what they were saying and therefore lacked any sort realism or were trying their hardest to remember the reams of dogmatic nonsense they spewed - which had much the same affect.

One hilarious element are the performers in the scenes of "sexual gratification". Most appear to have breast implants, full make up including lipstick, eye make up and nail varnish, and some even have pierced tongues, belly button rings and tattoos not to mention their incredibly neatly trimmed pubic hair. I'm no expert but I doubt that these things would have been common place in most Convents. This does not add up to a high level of realism and is just another example of the fact the film-maker's intentions were as far from high art or art house as you can get.

Avoid this film, if God exists he'll help you resist.

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