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

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Critic Reviews for The Devil's Playground

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Playground is such a completely and thoroughly realized piece of cinema that almost every scene and sequence in it compels admiration.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…

An outstandingly good Australian import.

Oct 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Never caught my interest.

Jun 9, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

Oct 31, 2008 | Full Review…

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