The Devil's Playground

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Released 1976

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Director:
Fred Schepisi
Released:
1976
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The Devil's Playground is a 1976 film centered around the sexual temptations of several devout Catholic clergymen. The film was written and directed by Australian filmmaker Fred Schepisi (Six Degrees of Separation, Last Orders, Roxanne Plenty) who somewhat based the movie on personal experience. The Devil's Playground follows several alarmingly austere priests and male students during their meticulously well-planned daily activities - none of which include, of course, devious sexual acts. But can these holy men deny all their humanly needs? As time elapses, it becomes increasingly difficult for the adolescent boys, and the older priests, to abstain from sexual exploration. The film stars Simon Burke, Nick Tate, Arthur Dignam; and co-stars Thomas Keneally who is well known for writing Schindler's List. Burke, who plays a tormented young boy, delivers a stellar performance which ultimately earned him a Best Actor award at the Australian Film Institute Awards in 1976. The Devil's Playground is appropriate for anyone interested in a provocative film about religion and its effects on adolescence.moreless

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