Benedetta Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 18517

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 5

Theatrical Release Date: 12/03/2021

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/14/2022

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Actors: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin, Louise Chevillotte

Plot: Based on true events, in 17th century Italy a nun begins a forbidden romance with a young novice but it is her shocking religious visions that could upend the church itself. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/11/2022

Paul Verhoeven is a director that flits between masterful (RoboCop, Starship Troopers) and trashy (Showgirls, Basic Instinct) - and while hand-wringing conservatives may make Benedetta to be some blasphemous film, Benedetta has some surprising depth. Yes, it also has some nun-on-nun steamy scenes, but not nearly as provocative or widespread as I was expecting. Instead we are treated to how a male-dominated society looks down upon women and the darker side of religion. Open your mind and you will find a strong message here.

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