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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)

Cruel Passion (original title)
Justine is a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution, predatory lesbians, a fugitive murderess, bondage, branding, and one ... See full summary »

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Justine is a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution, predatory lesbians, a fugitive murderess, bondage, branding, and one supremely sadistic monk. It's a twisted tale of strange desires, perverse pleasures and the ultimate corruption of innocence as told by the Marquis de Sade. Written by Ørnås

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Justine: The Misfortunes of Virtue  »

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Mrs. Bonny: If the rich would open their purses and show us a bit of humanity, we might show them a bit of virtue.
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Version of Justine and Juliette (1975) See more »

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Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351
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By George Frideric Handel
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Stark looks nice, but that's it.
10 January 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Yes, there was some really, really bad acting in this film, but it wasn't done by Koo Stark. She was beautiful, demure, and a pretty decent Justine. (It's often hard to judge an actor in a really bad movie.) i have never seen Stark elsewhere, and would need to do so before deciding if she were a hack. About the material itself, I have read some Sade, (although not "Justine") and it is some really vile stuff. Someone mentioned that the sex scenes were depressing and un-erotic. That describes Sade's stuff on a very mild day. He was a fanatical atheist, and took great delight in portraying sex as sacrilege, and all religion as hypocritical.


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