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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)

Marquis de Sade: Justine (original title)
Left without a family and a few crowns each, cloistered sisters Juliette and her innocent chaste sibling Justine are forced to leave the nunnery's protection, and for the first time in ... See full summary »

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(as Jess Franco)

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(as Peter Welbeck)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marquis de Sade (as Klaus Kinsky)
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Rosemary Dexter ...
Claudine
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Madame de Buisson
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Du Harpin
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Desroches
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Madame Dusbois
Serena Vergano ...
Prisoner
José Manuel Martín ...
Victor (as José Manuel Martin)
Mike Brendel ...
Pierre
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Raymond
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Marquis de Bressac
Angel Petit ...
Jasmin
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Marquise de Bressac
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Storyline

Left without a family and a few crowns each, cloistered sisters Juliette and her innocent chaste sibling Justine are forced to leave the nunnery's protection, and for the first time in their life, dwell by themselves in the harsh outside world. But fate can be relentless as it can be cruel and undeserved, and while Juliette finds shelter in Madame de Buisson's welcoming brothel, at the same time, beautiful auburn-haired Justine will have to cope with an almost endless parade of villains, perverts and degenerates who will claim not only her puny fortune but also her treasured virtue and her life. As a result, Justine humiliated, wrongfully accused and brought to her knees, she will inevitably question her life of uprightness, chastity and suffering, reaching to a reluctant and unpleasant conclusion. Is it blasphemy or is it the voice of reason? Written by Nick Riganas

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An erotic fantasy horror from the tortured pen of The Marquis de Sade. See more »

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

3 April 1969 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Sanctuary  »

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| (Italian) | (2002 video release) (uncut) | (uncut)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 53569 delivered on 1-4-1969. See more »

Goofs

The sound we hear on the soundtrack (at c. 26 minutes) is clearly the spanking of bare flesh but the film shows that the blows only strike clothed buttocks. See more »

Quotes

Justine: My God.
Madame Dusbois: Your God? What God? Evil exists on Earth. If God permits, is that it is necessary or can not fight it. Your God to impress me.
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Connections

Version of Le vice et la vertu (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Plaisir D'Amour
(uncredited)
By Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
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(Un)happy dreamer named De Sade
9 February 2007 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Not correct to call Jesus Franco's interpretation of MARQUIS DE SADE: JUSTINE as "drama" or "horror".It is very soft kind of exploitation cinema for easy viewing in the evening.This is not bad kind of movie.Because it's unexpected version of De Sade's world.With some soft humor and romantica.No straight violence and brutality.No much nudity?Fogget it!(so many good another porno-movies at 60-70-th)!There are two alter egos of marquis personality at film.First:Klaus Kinski - suffering convict writer.Happy drunker mad poet(Jack Palance no named De Sade at the movie?-Who cares?!)- second alter ego.Feverish work of cinematographer to memory of surrealistic cinema.This is good trash-film!Don't be boring!


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