Don't Deliver Us from Evil

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Two young French schoolgirls, bored and left too much by themselves, decide to dedicate themselves to doing evil after reading works by French revolutionaries and anti-social types (Baudelaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau come to mind). The leader of the two instigates a number of small crimes such as torturing a cat, and tormenting the school groundskeeper by killing birds. After they eventually move on to grander things -- a black mass and murder -- they find themselves under suspicion by the police. During a school review, in their final act of self-destructive violence, the two recite nonsense verse, douse themselves in gasoline and set themselves on fire. This film was firmly censored by French authorities, but it was allowed to be seen at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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  • Oct 10, 2013
    ahahahahaha. one of the few films to ever be banned in france is still shocking today. tho the girls appear to be 14-15 they were both adults at time of filming. a couple of near rapes and several animal cruelty scenes are very disturbing. not to even mention the ending....
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2013
    Yes it's randy and a little shocking, but the overall feel of the film is so blasphemous that it's not at all surprising how controversial it is. Also, what a kick ass ending! From what I understand this is based on the same case as Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures and works as a worthy, sleazier companion piece.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer

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