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October 1976 (USA) See more »
Therese, a beautiful but naive young girl, who finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved pervert... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Alice Arno ... Justine / Thérèse
Yves Arcanel ... Dom Sévérino
Michel Bertay
Georges Beauvilliers ... Roland
Chantal Broquet
Christian Chevreuse ... Comte de Gernande
Franco Fantasia ... Saint-Florent
Lida Ferro
Roberto Lande
Robert Lombard
Maurice Mirowski
Max Montavon
Diane Lepvrier ... Comtesse de Gernande
Marco Perrin ... Clément
Marcel Portier
André Rouyer ... Antonin
Dominique Santarelli ... Rodin
Anicette Touillez
France Verdier ... Juliette / Madame de Lorsange
Mauro Parenti
Jean Topart ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Claude Pierson 
Writing credits
Marquis de Sade (novel "Justine ou les malheurs de la vertu")

Huguette Boisvert (adaptation)

Claude Pierson  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Claude Pierson .... producer
Original Music by
Françoise Cotte 
Roger Cotte 
Cinematography by
Jean-Jacques Tarbès 
Film Editing by
François Ceppi 
Costume Design by
Elyane Villes-Mirowski  (as Eliane Ville)
Makeup Department
Eric Pierre .... makeup artist
Production Management
Serge Caillet .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Claude Parravano .... second assistant director
Jacques Ristori .... first assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Bourgoin .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Yves Bernadou .... assistant editor

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100 min | Australia:104 min | USA:115 min (director's cut) (restored version) (DVD)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | France:-16 (original rating) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Netherlands:18 (1973) | UK:18 (DVD rating) | USA:X

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Some traits of the character played by Alice Arno are inspired from Saint Therese de Lisieux, hence the name Justine/Thérèse.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Honest Attempt, 22 March 2001
Author: Angeneer from Athens, Greece

Having recently seen Quills, I'm glad I stepped on this one on TV. I'm unfamiliar with the book itself, but I think the director tried to stay close to the basic plot elements and the atmosphere of the time. While the film obviously has the feel of a 70s French softcore film (see gratuitous female nudity, unnecessary in a number of scenes), you get an interesting depiction of the Marquis' chef d'oeuvre on celluloid (far more interesting than Quills may I add). The introduction could well be avoided, but considering the time it was shot it's understandable.

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