Il Demonio

Il Demonio

Directed by Brunello Rondi

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Purif is distraught when her lover is betrothed to another. When she summons the old ways to curse him, her erratic behavior is interpreted as demonic possession, and the villagers turn against her. The second film by frequent Fellini collaborator Brunello Rondi, IL DEMONIO is a stunning story of obsessive love, set in a rural Southern Italian village where Christianity has integrated many of the old superstitious beliefs.

Purif is distraught when her lover is betrothed to another. When she summons the old ways to curse him, her erratic behavior is interpreted as demonic possession.

Cast: Daliah Lavi, Frank Wolff, Anna María Aveta, Tiziana Casetti, Dario Dolci

Member Reviews

Stylish Italian classic.

blondofborg
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5 days ago

makes this italian a happy camper - beautiful cinematography, crisp black and white, very good acting, a beautiful woman, and plenty of italians being italian.

jpp
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3 weeks ago

Iam a huge Bava fan. I know all the little tidbits about his on set antics. Bava was know for clogging the set tiolet quite often, knowing it was a prop, and wouldnt flush. He would routinely leave a hog beast in the propper as the team called it on set. The film crew said he would provide the jokes during the down time. One time he persuaded the cast to give the film crew undy grundies and swirlies. In the real tiolets. Also left clogged. His pride worn on his smirk after each unsuccessful flush by the janitor. He loved the janitors. He always gave them a departing gift bag of bava vhs tapes and tapes with bava singing opera with a broomstick for a mic. Great times on the set of this film.

donkeybrained
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2 months ago

That was a pleasant surprise. Felt like the kind of possession film Pasolini might have made. And the director cowrote some of Fellini's best pictures--I had no idea. Daliah Levi is just mesmerizing.

Thoughtfox
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2 months ago

You should clearly mark subtitled foreign films so that we never click on them by accident.

TheFacelessMan
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3 months ago