OfReturning from the army, Hazel Motes finds her family home abandoned and decides to leave for the city in order to do "things he has never done before". He meets Asa Hawks, a rogue preacher who poses as blind. Annoyed by the imposture and perverted faith of the people he meets, Hazel decides to found a new cult: the Church without Christ...
Far from Hollywood studios, John Huston adapts Flannery O'Connor's novel,Wisdom in the Blood . Crazy film, of a devastating modernity,Malignantis also the portrait of a profound America drawing its discourse from the roots of a culture based essentially on religion. Carried by the genius of Brad Dourif ( One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ),Malignantis a powerful and fierce work.
THE DEVIL by John Huston (1979 – Colors – 101 mins)
. Preface by Patrick Brion (6 mins)
. Ciné Regards: The Evil One by John Huston (11 mins)
Excerpt from the Ciné Regards program of October 21, 1979, a rare and fascinating interview between John Huston and Michel Ciment, critic, presenter in the magazine Positif and producer at France Culture.
. Hazel, the rebel (19 mn)
Christian Viviani, critic at Positif and Lecturer at the University of Paris I - Sorbonne, recalls John Huston's taste for stubborn and extraordinary characters, including Hazel Motes.