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Marat/Sade (1967)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, History, Music  |  13 April 1967 (Sweden)
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In an insane Asylum, Marquis de Sade directs the Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theather play. The actors are the patients.

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Patrick Magee ...
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Michael Williams ...
Herald
Clifford Rose ...
Monsieur Coulmier
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Cucurucu
Hugh Sullivan ...
Kokol
John Hussey ...
Newly Rich Lady
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A Mad Animal
Jonathan Burn ...
Polpoch
Jeanette Landis ...
Rossignol
Robert Langdon Lloyd ...
Jacques Roux (as Robert Lloyd)
John Steiner ...
Monsieur Dupere
James Mellor ...
Schoolmaster
Henry Woolf ...
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July 13, 1808 at the Charenton Insane Asylum just outside Paris. The inmates of the asylum are mounting their latest theatrical production, written and produced by who is probably the most famous inmate of the facility, the Marquis de Sade. The asylum's director, M. Coulmier, a supporter of the current French regime led by Napoleon, encourages this artistic expression as therapy for the inmates, while providing the audience - the aristocracy - a sense that they are being progressive in inmate treatments. Coulmier as the master of ceremonies, his wife and daughter in special places of honor, and the cast, all of whom are performing the play in the asylum's bath house, are separated from the audience by prison bars. The play is a retelling of a period in the French Revolution culminating with the assassination exactly fifteen years earlier of revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat by peasant girl, Charlotte Corday. The play is to answer whether Marat was a friend or foe to the people of France. ... Written by Huggo

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A Perseguição e o Assassinato de Jen-Paul Marat Desempenhados Pelos Loucos do Asilo de Charenton Sob a Direção do Marquês de Sade  »

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Glenda Jackson was nominated for the 1966 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Marat/Sade" recreating the role in this filmed production. See more »

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Marquis de Sade: To me, the only reality is imagination; the world inside myself. The revolution no longer interests me.
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The opening credits - the play's title, stage credits and the actors appearing in the film - pop on the screen, one word at a time, until it is filled. The closing credits - the film's production staff - start off with a full screen of words; they then pop off the screen, one word at a time, until it is completely empty...just as it was when the film began. See more »

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freedom versus captivity - the seminal story
24 January 2004 | by (Acadiana (South Louisiana)) – See all my reviews

One must read the play and see the background of Peter Weiss in order to get the full feel of this movie. It is absolutely the best presentation of the politics of man and our inability to ever resolve the major issues of our existence. Peter Weiss has fully captured the unending struggle between the politics necessary to obtain freedom versus that which enslaves. The best parts are the discussions between Sade and Marat as to the results of freedom versus dictatorship and capitalism versus socialism. The entire story provides a voyage through the human comedy and shows the inability of humanity to ever figure out the real truth of our existence and relationship to each other and our socitey. The result is a better understanding of the sinusoidal flow of the give an take of our history.


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