Devil's Playground

The Devil's Playground

Director: Fred Schepisi, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate, Simon Burke

Cast: Fred Schepisi, Arthur Dignam, Nick Tate, Simon Burke

     
 

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Fred Schepsi wrote and directed this tense melodrama which takes place at a Roman Catholic boarding school. The film deals with the charged emotional tensions of a group of pubescent boys, who find their sexual urges stifled by the school's oppressive atmosphere. Depicting the chaste lifestyle of the religious functionaries, the burgeoning sexual desires of the young

Overview

Fred Schepsi wrote and directed this tense melodrama which takes place at a Roman Catholic boarding school. The film deals with the charged emotional tensions of a group of pubescent boys, who find their sexual urges stifled by the school's oppressive atmosphere. Depicting the chaste lifestyle of the religious functionaries, the burgeoning sexual desires of the young men are bottled up until they are ready to explode.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2008
UPC:
0858334001381
Original Release:
1976
Source:
Industrial Ent
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
70,615

Special Features

Commentary by Fred Schepisi; Fred Schepisi on film making; Retrospective on the making of the Devil's Playground

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arthur Dignam Brother Francine
Nick Tate Brother Victor
Simon Burke Tom Allen
Charles McCallum Brother Sebastian
John Frawley Brother Celian
Jonathan Hardy Brother Arnold
Gerry Duggan Father Hanrahan
Peter Cox Brother James
John Diedrich Fitz
Thomas Keneally Father Marshall
Jillian Archer Girls in Pub
Anne Phelan Girl in Pub
John Proper Mr. Allen
Charles Frawley Actor
Michael Carman Nigel Ryan
Warren Coleman Westaway
Michael David Turner
Sheila Florance Mrs. Sullivan
Bill Kelly Farmer
Richard Morgan Smith
Gerda Nicolson Mrs. Allen

Technical Credits
Fred Schepisi Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ian Baker Cinematographer
Brian Kavanagh Editor
Bruce Smeaton Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Devil's Playground
2. The Playground [3:11]
3. Chosen Few [3:46]
4. Bed Wetting [5:37]
5. Changes [9:11]
6. Purification [3:29]
7. The Rules [7:26]
8. Day Trip [4:16]
9. Temptation [9:05]
10. Daily Routine [:44]
11. Opposite Sex [3:42]
12. The Retreat [10:10]
13. Corruption [14:54]
14. Last Letter [4:36]
15. Secrets Exposed [4:33]
16. The Body [6:03]
17. Escape [5:06]

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