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The Story of Sin

The Story of Sin 15 rating

Borowczyk’s Palme d'Or-nominated historical melodrama is his most passionate film, casting a critical eye on the Catholic Church while attaining an ecstatic pitch.

Drama 1976 125 mins

Director: Walerian Borowczyk

Overview

Grazyna Długołecka plays Ewa, the doomed heroine whose passion for a married anthropology student takes her on a perilous journey across early 20th-century Europe. Casting a critical eye on the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, The Story of Sin counts as Borowczyk’s most passionate film – a delirious melodrama that reaches an ecstatic pitch.