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Ian Cullen (screenplay)
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There NEVER was a woman like JUSTINE... See more »
Plot:
Justine is a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Surprisingly faithful adaptation... See more (13 total) »

Cast

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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
Ian Cullen (screenplay)

Produced by
Chris Boger .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Delfgou 
 
Makeup Department
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
 

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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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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 »
Soundtrack:
Concerto No.5 for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: LargoSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly faithful adaptation..., 10 August 2012
Author: Pinku_Eiga from Deutschland

"Justine: Cruel Passion" is much better than expected. This 1977 film version turns out to be very faithful to it's source material, in this case the writings of the Marquis De Sade. His tale of a young innocent, cast into the cruel, corrupt World when her parents die, is certainly a grim one. Koo Stark does surprisingly well at portraying virginal innocence, disgusted by the violence and vice surrounding her. The more she resists, the harder she is pursued by the corrupt people in her midst. Stark really is good here; she doesn't overplay it, she never comes across as unbelievably naive and innocent. Overdoing it might have made it seem silly to care for Justine. I was rather expecting a trashy excuse to show wall to wall soft core sex, but "Cruel Passion" turns out to be rather tame in that regard, which probably explains the low ratings here. Any viewer looking to get a lot of nudity and sex out of this production might be a bit disappointed. What we have instead is a very handsomely filmed, Gothic/Victorian "bodice ripper," only with a surprisingly bleak and grim conclusion, that I was not expecting. Beautiful sets and costumes, mist shrouded countrysides, and a fine utilization of it's classical soundtrack, all come together to make an above average film that is essentially about the loss of innocence. Entire passages are taken verbatim from the Marquis De Sade, resulting in dialog that is at times poetic. The story of Justine was filmed several times, but this 1977 version remains the most faithful to the original writings. Recommended for anyone interested in the writings of Sade, as well as fans of Gothic and erotic films.

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