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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)
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Australia:R18+ | 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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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Much more successful than Jess Franco's Justine., 14 January 2004
Author: Infofreak

Artsleaze legend Jess Franco had previously tackled De Sade's Justine in the late 60s starring the beautiful but dull Romina Power. It was one of his less successful movies, only really worth watching to see Jack Palance ham it up outrageously as a perverted monk. This version by Claude Pierson is much better. The Franco connection continues as Alice Arno who plays Justine (a.k.a. Therese) will be familiar to anyone who has seen Franco's 'Eugenie De Sade', where she plays a photo model murdered by Paul Muller and Soledad Miranda in a memorable sequence. Arno to me doesn't look as sweet and innocent as she should to convincingly play Justine, but she has a hot body and spends most of the movie in various states of undress. Justine is a virginal character who gets passed around from one lecher to another in a series of humiliations, rapes and tortures. The movie isn't hardcore but is still surprisingly explicit and nasty, so be warned. Personally not being a sadist myself I'm baffled at De Sade's obsessions, especially his fetish with buttocks(!) but that doesn't stop this from being one of the most watchable De Sade adaptations. If you want to see what that "saucy" troublemaker in 'Quills' (an extremely dishonest movie in my opinion) was REALLY all about watch this and you might think a bit differently about him!

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