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Marquis de Sade's Justine -- Based on Marquis de Sade's 1791 novel Justine: The Misfortunes of Virtue, Chris Boger's visually sumptuous film is a dark tale of sexual depravity and Sadean excess.


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Marquis de Sade (book)
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Koo Stark ... Justine Jerome

Martin Potter ... Lord Carlisle
Lydia Lisle ... Juliette Jerome
Katherine Kath ... Mme Laronde
Hope Jackman ... Mrs. Bonny
Barry McGinn ... George
Louis Ife ... Pastor John
Maggie Petersen ... Mother Superior
David Masterman ... Archer
Ian McKay ... Brough
Malou Cartwright ... Sister Claire

Jason White ... Pearce
Ann Michelle ... Pauline
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanna Andrews ... Nun (uncredited)
Glory Annen ... Nun / Prostitute (uncredited)
Jeannie Collings ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Ian Cullen ... Brothel Customer (uncredited)
Barbara Eatwell ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Jennifer Guy ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Ken Hicks ... Brothel Customer (uncredited)
Carol Noh ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Yvonne Quenet ... Woman in Coach (uncredited)
Alan Rebbeck ... Lord Claverton (uncredited)
Echo Strade ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Boger 
Writing credits
Marquis de Sade (book "Justine and other Writings")

Ian Cullen (screenplay)

Produced by
Chris Boger .... producer
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins 
Film Editing by
Peter Delfgou 
Makeup Department
Anne McFadyen .... hairdresser
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dominic Fulford .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Lawrence .... assistant director
Art Department
George Noonan .... production buyer
John Poyner .... property master
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... dubbing editor
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Bernard Mattimore .... sound
Other crew
Mark Epp .... assistant to director
Susanna Merry .... continuity


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cruel Passion" - UK (original title)
"Justine: The Misfortunes of Virtue" - USA (DVD title)
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99 min (cut version)
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Did You Know?

Mrs. Bonny:If the rich would open their purses and show us a bit of humanity, we might show them a bit of virtue.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »
Concerto No.5 for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: LargoSee more »


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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Not worth the rental fee, 5 April 2006
Author: one_wrytyr from United States

I have read de Sade and read about him and so was a little excited when I saw the title but couldn't wait for the end, fast forwarding through the last 15 minutes.

The acting is not even second rate, the script poorly conceived and written, the direction is amateurish and the production values almost non-existent. The story line is convoluted and doesn't follow any rhyme or reason as far as script writing techniques. Characters are not clearly introduced nor is their relation to each other and it's hard to care about the characters much less sympathize or empathize with them.

A difficult book to translate into even a watch able movie, this fails in every aspect.

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