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Mais Ne Nous Délivrez Pas Du Mal

Fortnight 1971, Feature film, 1h43'


Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a salacious novel, they get a classmate in trouble, they spy on the nuns, they set aside their communion wafers; they make a pact of devotion. Summer vacation starts: Anne’s parents leave her alone with the servants for two months at the family château. She and Lore are free to make mischief. They are cruel as well and play games of seduction. As summer ends and fall term begins, things come to a head.


Joël Séria

He is a director, a screenwriter and an actor. He started acting in Les frangines of Jean Gourguet, in 1960. In 1970, he wrote and directed Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal. He was successful with Les galettes de Pont Aven thanks to Jean-Pierre Marielle performing. He made feature films and after a while he directed again but series for TV. In 2000, he made Leopold, a film for TV with Michel Galabru.

Bernard Dhéran
Catherine Wagenere
Jeanne Goupil

Joël Séria

Marcel Combes

Prod : Société Générale de Production
63, rue de Rome