Yesterday I watched this totally amazing film. I didn't even realise that the film would be this powerful. The story is superb and shows the absurdity of that time. When you were accused of witchcraft there really weren't anything you could do. Politics were the reason for these totally insane acts. How much of this is real, I really have to find out. The character of Father Grandier was great, just like sister Jeanne and Father Pierre Barre.
The surroundings of the film were weird, futuristic maybe, but it worked like a charm. The feel of the world was something similar to Clockwork Orange. This is one those rare movies that every actor does amazing job. Especially Oliver Reed who does the best performance of his life!
This is definitely one of the best and influential I have ever seen.