In the catholic world, people still believe that they can be possessed by demons. And the clergy legitimises that delusion by offering exorcisms. Di Giacomo explores the current mass hysteria in Sicilia through a fly-on-the-wall style documentary. That is perhaps the least biased method of documentary film making, as the viewer gets the info straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. Of course, if the fly only ever sits on the walls of those suffering from the religiously induced psychosis and of the men in power, needing the charade to go on in order to maintain their power, the balance is off. But since demon possession is so demonstrably stupid to anyone not indoctrinated and the priests are such obvious arseholes for perpetuating the myth, the film doesn’t really need an opposing viewpoint in order to win the non-existing debate. The game is over before it even starts, and one soon loses interest. Padre Cataldo is one arrogant piece of feces, though.
Failed the Bechdel test
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