How Paul Verhoeven defies genre trappings with Benedetta

By Charles Bramesco

‘Nunspoiltation’ doesn’t quite cut it when it comes to the work of this fiendishly talented auteur.

Paul Verhoeven: ‘I identify far more with the “female” part of my brain’

By Justine Smith

The Dutch provocateur chats lesbian nuns, alternate realities and his undying love for Quentin Tarantino.


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Dutch master provocateur Paul Verhoeven serves up a blasphemous delight in his convent-set Italian romp.

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Benedetta – first-look review

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Lip-smacking provocation and saucy humour abounds in Paul Verhoeven’s rip-roaring nunsploitation romp.

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