Benedetta
  • Director(s)

    Paul Verhoeven

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    131m

  • Cast

    Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia

Film

Benedetta

sexual violence, strong sex, nudity, bloody violence

BENEDETTA is a French drama film in which a nun in 17th-Century Italy experiences disturbing religious visions that she believes are Jesus speaking through her.

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  • Director(s)

    Paul Verhoeven

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    131m

  • Cast

    Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia

nudity

There is frequent sexualised nudity.

sex

There are scenes of strong sex, including cunnilingus, masturbation and implied penetration with a wooden sex toy. Such scenes also contain sexualised breast, buttock and genital nudity. In one sequence, a woman masturbates in front of her lover, who is reluctant to engage in sexual acts, ultimately refusing to touch her.

sexual violence and sexual threat

A woman is tortured using genital mutilation; it is implied that a device is used to penetrate her, but this is not shown in strong detail. In another sequence, a man attempts to rape a woman while she is restrained by others, but violence puts an end to the sexual threat.

violence

Scenes of strong violence include frenzied bloody stabbings, as well as beheadings. There is also sexualised violence, for example, during a scene in which a man slashes a woman's breast with a sword. There are also strong bloody images in the aftermath of violence, including those relating to stigmata, such as characters with bleeding palms and Jesus hanging from a cross having been crucified. There is also some injury detail after scenes of self-flagellation.


There are also scenes of suicide.
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BenedettaCinema131m 0sMUBI05/02/2022
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BenedettaPhysical media + VOD/Streaming131m 27sMUBI01/08/2022
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BenedettaCinema2m 0sMUBI05/02/2022
Benedetta (Theatrical Trailer) (2)Cinema2m 0sMUBI05/02/2022
  • Classified date

    01/08/2022

  • Language

    French