Don't Deliver Us from Evil
|Don't Deliver Us from Evil|
|Directed by||Joël Séria|
|Produced by||Bernard Legargeant
|Written by||Joël Séria|
|Music by||Claude Germain
|Edited by||Philippe Gosselet|
Société Générale de Production
|Distributed by||Antony Balch Films (UK)|
Two young convent girls named Anne and Lore become friends and decide to spend the summer together. The pair read salacious novels together and engage in malicious rebellion. They store sacramental bread from church and prepare the abandoned chapel in Anne's château for a ceremony in which they dedicate themselves to Satan. They kill the pet birds of Anne's groundskeeper, seduce a farmer and release his cows, as well as set fire to his home, and ultimately kill a man that they invite to the château when he tries to rape Lore. When a detective is sent and he finds clues linking them to the murder, the pair is convinced that the man's body will be discovered and immolate themselves at a recital while reading poems by Baudelaire.
- Jeanne Goupil as Anne
- Catherine Wagener as Lore
- Bernard Dhéran as motorist
- Gérard Darrieu as Émile
- Marc Dudicourt as almoner
- Michel Robin as Léon
- Véronique Silver as the Countess
- Jean-Pierre Helbert as the Count
- Nicole Mérouze as Mrs. Fournier
- Henri Poirier as Mr Fournier
- Serge Frédéric as priest
- René Berthier as Gustave
- Frédéric Nort
- Jean-Daniel Ehrmann
- Les Chants de Maldoror, which the girls read from and reference.
- Les Fleurs du mal, from which the girls chant various poems before dying.
- Heavenly Creatures, another film based on the same murder case.
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