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France / Netherlands
2020, 127 min

Section: Horizons

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818 Friday 27/8 23:00 Grand Hall

Even as a young girl, Benedetta felt that she was closer to God than other people. Several years later, her father sends her to a monastery, where the young novice quickly realizes that one can feel passion for more than just Jesus… Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia, and Charlotte Rampling star in Verhoven’s erotic drama infused with dark humor and various kinds of miracles.


Synopsis

Even as a young girl, Benedetta felt that she was closer to God than other people. Several years later, her father sends her to a monastery – although more than spiritual fulfilment he wants to give her a better life. The young novice learns the strict rules of the religious order but quickly realizes that rules can do more than bind a person: they can also serve them, and behind the walls of the monastery, one can feel passion for more than just Jesus… The enchanting Virginie Efira, the provocative Daphne Patakia, and the charismatic Charlotte Rampling star in Verhoven’s latest film, whose dark humor, miracles, and stimulating (in more ways than one) story made it an audience hit at this year’s festival in Cannes.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Paul Verhoeven (1938, Amsterdam). Selected filmography: Soldier of Orange (1977), The Fourth Man (1983), Flesh+Blood (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Starship Troopers (1997), Black Book (2006), Elle (2016), Benedetta (2021).

Contacts

Aerofilms
Milady Horákové 383/79, 170 00, Praha 7
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 947 566
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.aerofilms.cz

Pathé International FR
2, rue Lamennais, 75008, Paris
France
Tel: +33 1 717 232 30
Fax: +33 1 717 232 60
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.patheinternational.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay: David Birke, Paul Verhoeven podle románu / based on the novel by Judith C. Brown
Dir. of Photography: Jeanne Lapoirie
Music: Anne Dudley
Editor: Job ter Burg
Art Director: Eric Bourges
Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, Jérôme Seydoux
Production: SBS Production
Coproduction: Pathé, Belga Productions
Cast: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphné Patakia, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin
Sales: Pathé International FR
Distributor: Aerofilms
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