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The Devil and Father Amorth is a 2017 documentary film directed by William Friedkin showing the ninth exorcism of an Italian woman in the village of Venafro[2] referred to as "Cristina", this time performed by Father Gabriele Amorth.

The Devil and Father Amorth
The Devil and Father Amorth.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Friedkin
Produced by
Written by
StarringGabriele Amorth
Narrated byWilliam Friedkin
Music byChristopher Rouse
Edited byGary Leva
Distributed byThe Orchard
Release date
  • August 31, 2017 (2017-08-31) (Venice)
  • April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20) (United States)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$20,449[1]



Mark Kermode, a British film critic and long-time admirer of Friedkin, was invited to assist in writing narration.[3]


The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2017.[4] It had a wide release in the United States on April 20, 2018.


Robbie Collin of The Telegraph wrote that the film "feels amateurish and arguably also exploitative [...] although perhaps that lends it credibility: in this context, too much polish would almost certainly be cause for suspicion."[5] Owen Gleiberman of Variety called the film "a rather tawdry charade."[6]


  1. ^ "The Devil and Father Amorth (2018)". Box Office Mojo. November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Friedkin, William. "The Devil and Father Amorth: Witnessing "the Vatican Exorcist" at Work".
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  4. ^ "William Friedkin on Twitter".
  5. ^ Collin, Robbie (31 August 2017). "The Devil and Father Amorth, Venice Film Festival review: William Friedkin's exorcist documentary doesn't give the Devil his due" – via
  6. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (21 September 2017). "Film Review: William Friedkin's 'The Devil and Father Amorth'".

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