The Devil's Playground (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Religious Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 1979 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Paul Brenner

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.



puberty, boys'-school, sexual-awakening, boarding-school, Catholicism, coming-of-age