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thumbnail The Devil’s Playground (1976, Australia)

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Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Charles McCallum, John Frawley, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate, Peter Cox
Genre: Drama
Duration: 107 mins

Fred Schepisi’s semi-autobiographical feature film debut was winner of six AFI awards including Best Film and Best Director. In a Catholic seminary in the 1950s, 13-year-old Tom Allan finds himself coming of age against a backdrop of severe rules and austere faith. Torn between the demands of the priesthood and the giddy lures of the flesh, he faces a difficult reconciliation between the call of God and the need for love. Deeply controversial at the time of its release, Schepisi’s startling study of religion, passion and sexuality instantly established him as a powerful new voice in Australian filmmaking.

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