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Marquis de Sade: Justine
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Release Date:
3 April 1969 (Italy) See more »
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An erotic fantasy horror from the tortured pen of The Marquis de Sade.
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A woman named Justine is used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants. | Add synopsis »
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Fairly decent flick for Franco See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Klaus Kinski ... Marquis de Sade

Romina Power ... Justine

Maria Rohm ... Juliette
Rosemary Dexter ... Claudine
Carmen de Lirio ... Madame de Buisson

Akim Tamiroff ... Du Harpin
Gustavo Re ... Derroches

Mercedes McCambridge ... Madame Dusbois
Serena Vergano ... Prisoner
José Manuel Martín ... Victor
Mike Brendel ... Pierre
Harald Leipnitz ... Raymond
Horst Frank ... Marquis de Bressac
Angel Petit ... Jasmin

Sylva Koscina ... Marquise de Bressac
Howard Vernon ... Clément

Jack Palance ... Antonin
Rosalba Neri ... Florette
Claudia Gravy ... Olivia
Gérard Tichy ... Comte Courville
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Ciges ... (uncredited)

Jesús Franco ... White turbaned host in theatre (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marquis de Sade  novel "Justine ou les malheurs de la vertu" (uncredited)
Harry Alan Towers  (as Peter Welbeck)

Produced by
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruno Nicolai 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Merino 
 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Wentworth 
 
Art Direction by
Santiago Ontañón 
 
Production Management
Juan Estelrich .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ricardo Franco .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Pérez Zofio .... camera operator (as Javier Zofio)
 

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Also Known As:
"Marquis de Sade: Justine" - Italy (original title)
"Justine" - USA, West Germany (TV title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Argentina:95 min | Italy:105 min (Italian version) | UK:124 min (2002 video release) (uncut) | 124 min (uncut version)
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In an interview on the Anchor Bay DVD release, Jesús Franco says he originally wanted Rosemary Dexter as Justine, but the American partners in the film insisted upon Romina Power. Franco compared her performance to a window dummy.See more »
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fairly decent flick for Franco, 24 May 2008
Author: jdbmjf from United Kingdom

Jess Franco to me, is one of the most evil men in cinema. His films in the 60s were Hitchokian thrillers and a few good erotic ones, however by the 80s he had plummeted into making porn films, fairly crappy at best, compared to Joe D'Amatos Caribbean series. These films consisted of Lina Romay masturbating to sex acts, purely vulgar, Laura Gemser fair enough, but her, no way.

Anyhow in the late 60s Franco worked with Harry Allan Towers, and made about 8 damn good films, such as The Bloody Judge, 99 women (less good) and Venus in Furs.

However Justine to me, his nemesis, is a good film. It boasts an all star cast, such as Jack Palace, who gives a good performance as a decadant monk, and Klaus Kinski, as De Sade, just prancing around his cell, being taunted by nude phantoms, actually shot using good green lighting and shadow imagery.

The film is not do depraved, several nude scenes, some mild sex scenes and some cat fighting, but nothing too bad. Also the buildings, soldiers and extras were fairly epic and in good standard with any epic historical film.

The sets were brilliant, hence they were all historical, the film is well shot, cue some blurs etc, well lighted, well cast and well made.

Franco is a decent director here, when he worked with Towers, however in the 70s he declined sadly. When he worked with good budgets and actors he was a Ruggero Deodato, but alas, he failed cinema, which he claimed to love...

A good film, give it a try!, you will not be disappointed.

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