Director Paul Verhoeven

Production year 2021

Length 127min.

Country France/Netherlands


A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.


Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven



Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, Jérôme Seydoux


David Birke, Paul Verhoeven, Judith C. Brown

Director of Photography

Jeanne Lapoirie

Production designer

Eric Bourges, Katia Wyszkop

Music by

Anne Dudley


Jean-Paul Mugel, Cyril Holtz


Job ter Burg


Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson

Production company(ies)

SBS Productions, Pathé

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven graduated from University of Leiden, with a degree in math and physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. In 1969, he directed the popular Dutch TV series, Floris (1969), about a medieval knight. Verhoeven's first feature was Business Is Business (1971). However, it was his second, Turkish Delight (1973), with its combination of raw sexuality and a poignant story-line that gained him great popularity in the Netherlands, especially with male audiences. When his films, especially Soldier of Orange (1977) and The 4th Man (1983), received international recognition, Verhoeven moved to the US. His first US film was Flesh+Blood (1985), but it was RoboCop (1987) and, especially, Total Recall (1990) that made him a big box office success. Sometimes accused of portraying excessive violence in his films, Verhoeven replies that he is only recording the violence of society. Several of his films have been photographed by Jost Vacano, including the hit cult film, Starship Troopers (1997).


Business Is Business (1971), Turkish Delight (1973), Katie Tippel (1975), Soldier of Orange (1977), Spetters (1980), The 4th Man (1983), Flesh+Blood (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Black Book (2006), Tricked (2012), Elle (2016), Benedetta (2021).

FILMS 2021