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'[Benedetta] like all the director’s work, is wild, intelligent, pulsating, provocative and vibrantly alive. Cecil B. DeMille would be outraged, while Ken Russell would be wildly jealous.' - Todd McCarthy, Deadline

‘Verhoeven brings more vitality to his work than many filmmakers half his age, and his screenplay (with David Birke) is a tasteless hoot, gleefully cramming the frame with blood, fornication and flagellations galore.’ - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

‘Far from being a steamy nun-sploitation thriller about women with bad habits – well, it's partly that, to be honest – Benedetta is a substantial, sophisticated, yet briskly paced and always highly entertaining drama.’ - Nicholas Barber, BBC

Arch provocateur Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Elle) returns with a playfully irreverent period romp loosely based on the true story of the 17th Century nun, Benedetta Carlini. The story follows a young woman who joins a convent in Pescia, Tuscany as a plague ravages the land that surrounds it. Capable of performing miracles from an early age, Benedetta’s impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous. She becomes involved in a forbidden lesbian affair but it's her shocking religious visions that threaten to shake the Church to its very core.

This film contains strong sex and violence including scenes of torture and sexual assault.