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Devil's Playground (2002)

Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose.

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Lucy Walker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Velda Bontrager Velda Bontrager ... Herself
Mark Bontrager Mark Bontrager ... Himself
Dewayne Chupp Dewayne Chupp ... Himself
Dylan Cole Dylan Cole ... Himself
Matt Eash Matt Eash ... Himself
Sally Fisher Sally Fisher ... Herself
Marty Fry Marty Fry ... Himself
John Groff John Groff ... Himself (as John)
Lisa Groff Lisa Groff ... Herself
Andy Herschberger Andy Herschberger ... Himself
Joann Hochstetler Joann Hochstetler ... Herself
Jesse Kaufman Jesse Kaufman ... Himself
Carol Lambright Carol Lambright ... Herself
Dale Lambright Dale Lambright ... Himself
Ervin Lambright Ervin Lambright ... Himself
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose.

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Which path will they choose?

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Djævelens legeplads See more »

Filming Locations:

Indiana, USA See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen in the Jul 16, 2012 issue. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 77-minute cut was edited down by the filmmakers to a 50 minute version, for the British Channel 4 TV station. See more »


Soundtracks

Amish
Written by Rich Panciera
Performed by Lloop
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of Rich Panciera a.k.a. Lloop
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Singular, Powerful Film- Why hadn't I heard more about this???
4 August 2006 | by shiiteclintoniteSee all my reviews

I just watched this through Netflix, based on a recommendation and can't believe I'd never heard of it before. Rather striking and amazing film. When has there ever been a film, (fiction or non) like this one before? I promise you that you had noooooooooo idea that the Amish could behave in this way and that it was acceptable -- A stunning doc! It opened my eyes in many ways. I had no idea that such a rigid, conservative culture could also possess such a wide-open and "liberal" component to their lifestyle. You want to applaud them and deride them almost simultaneously. And the fact that you are capable of holding two such contrarian feelings is a testament to the power of the director, Lucy Walker. She films everything with a steady, knowing hand. I was riveted. Why didn't I know about this movie? When is Ms. Walker making another film?!?


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