Even as a young girl, Benedetta felt that she was closer to God than other people. Several years later, her father sends her to a monastery, where the young novice quickly realizes that one can feel passion for more than just Jesus… Paul Verhoven’s erotic drama infused with dark humor and various kinds of miracles.

France, Belgium, Netherlands 2021
  • Czech
131 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

The ability to perform miracles earns the charismatic Benedetta (Virginia Efira) a privileged position in a Tuscan monastery at the end of the 17th century. When her weakness for the young and vivacious Bartolomea grows into an unbridled passion, a game of intrigue begins that reaches into the upper echelons of the Italian church. Based on a true story, this erotic drama by the legendary Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) earned a storming response from audiences and critics alike in the main competition at Cannes for its bold approach.

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Director: Paul Verhoeven
Based on: Judith C. Brown
Screenplay: David Birke, Paul Verhoeven
Cinematography: Jeanne Lapoirie
Music: Anne Dudley
Sound: Cyril Holtz, Damien Lazzerini, Alexis Place
Editing: Job ter Burg
Production Design: Katia Wyszkop, Eric Bourges
Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, Jérôme Seydoux
Co-production: Fabrice Delville, Arnold Heslenfeld, Teun Hilte, Laurette Schillings, Christophe Toulemonde, Frans van Gestel, Patrick Vandenbosch
Costumes: Pierre-Jean Larroque
Cast: Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphné Patakia, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin, Louise Chevillotte, Hervé Pierre, Clotilde Courau, David Clavel, Guilaine Londez
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.