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The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Horror | 20 April 2018 (USA)
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Father Gabriele Amorth performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.

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William Friedkin

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Cast overview:
William Friedkin ... Self - Director, The Exorcist
Jeffrey Burton Russell Jeffrey Burton Russell ... Self - Author, The Prince of Darkness
Christina Christina ... Self - Possessed Person
Gabriele Amorth ... Self - Exorcist
William Peter Blatty ... Self - Author, The Exorcist
Paolo Vizzacchero Paolo Vizzacchero ... Self - Witness
Nadia Vizzacchero Nadia Vizzacchero ... Self - Formerly Possessed Person
Neil Martin Neil Martin ... Self - Chair of Neurosurgery, UCLA Medical Center
Itzhak Fried Itzhak Fried ... Self - Professor of Neurosurgery, Tel Aviv Medical Center
John Mazziota John Mazziota ... Self - Vice Chancellor, UCLA Medical Center
Jeffrey Lieberman Jeffrey Lieberman ... Self - Chairman of Psychiatry, Columbia University (as Jeffrey A. Lieberman)
Michael First Michael First ... Self - Clinical Psychiatrist (as Michael B. First)
Ryan E. Lawrence Ryan E. Lawrence ... Self - Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Roberto Lewis-Fernández Roberto Lewis-Fernández ... Self - President, World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
Robert Barron Robert Barron ... Self - Archbishop, Los Angeles
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Father Amorth is a known Vatican Exorcist. He helps "Exorcist" director William Friedkin in his search to learn more about exorcism. Throughout the film, they discuss different aspects of the Catholic rite, and Father allows Friedkin to film an exorcism, an act not usually allowed by the Church. They film the 9th exorcism on an Italian woman called Christina. This seems to help her, and the family asks for the priest to bless her parents. This reveals that her seemingly cured possession may not have been as it seems. Written by cait

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William Friedkin interviewing father Amorth found he was a fan of The Exorcist and asked him if he could witness an exorcism saying "I would have thought no. It's not an entertainment." To his amazement he said "let me think about it" he recieved a reply just days later inviting him to one. See more »

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I have concluded that God is Satan
30 July 2018 | by emsky333See all my reviews

This will not be popular amongst the religious but... I'm very sceptical when it comes to Satan and demons. Why? Why would Satan possess random Italian lady? A demon maybe, but Satan? No. I'm sure he has better things to do.

I hear the argument from religious people that it is to destroy a person's faith, or to steal their souls, but if you look at it logically, how many are lost to possession? Wouldn't it only increase a person's faith in God and religion, exorcisms always seem to be successful, excluding the odd one or two horror stories. The only thing it benefits is religion, and a person's faith in their God.

I honestly believe that if Satan existed, he would have a far bigger agenda, like control over a population, making people commit atrocities in his name, he would cause division, hate, encourage discrimination, he would control people through fear of sinning, and threats of eternal torture... Oh wait, that sounds like... RELIGION!


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Release Date:

20 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,814, 22 April 2018

Gross USA:

$20,449

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,449
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