The Devil's Playground (1976)

The Devil's Playground


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Fred Schepsi wrote and directed this tense melodrama which takes place at a Roman Catholic boarding school. The film deals with the charged emotional tensions of a group of pubescent boys, who find their sexual urges stifled by the school's oppressive atmosphere. Depicting the chaste lifestyle of the religious functionaries, the burgeoning sexual desires of the young men are bottled up until they are ready to explode. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Fred Schepisi
On DVD: Dec 3, 2002


as Brother Francine

as Brother Victor

as Tom Allen

as Brother Sebastian

as Brother Celian

as Brother Arnold

as Father Hanrahan

as Brother James

as Father Marshall

as Girls in Pub

as Girl in Pub

as Mr. Allen

as Nigel Ryan

as Mrs. Sullivan

as Farmer

as Mrs. Allen
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Critic Reviews for The Devil's Playground

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | January 22, 2003
Village Voice
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Never caught my interest.

Full Review… | June 9, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Everyone makes a terrific contribution as Schepisi peels away the surface to reveal a morass of personal demons

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Urban Cinefile

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