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.
CAST & CREW
Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, Jérôme Seydoux
David Birke, Paul Verhoeven, Judith C. Brown
Director of Photography
Eric Bourges, Katia Wyszkop
Jean-Paul Mugel, Cyril Holtz
Job ter Burg
Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson
SBS Productions, Pathé
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).