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Marquis de Sade (1996)

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Based on the true story of the notorious Marquis de Sade. In 18th century Paris, an innocent beauty's search for her missing sister leads her into the deadly sensuous realm of the infamous ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Inspector Marais
Charlotte Nielsen ...
Irina Malysheva ...
Madame de Montreuil
Aleksandr Belyavskiy ...
Judge de Bory (as Alexander Beliavskiy)
Igor Yasulovich ...
Father Paul
Irina Nizina ...
Tatyana Mitrushina ...
Madame de Florville (as Tatiana Mitrushina)
Aleksandr Rezalin ...
Latour (as Alexander Rezalin)
Mikhail Shevchuk ...
Gaufridy (as Mikhail Shevechuk)
Natasia Vilenskaya ...
Colette (as Natalia Vilenskaya)
Tatyana Novik ...
Rose (as Tatiana Novik)
Aleksandr Yatsko ...
Guard #1 (as Alexander Yatsko)
Yuri Oleynikov ...
Guard #2 (as Yuri Olennikov)


Based on the true story of the notorious Marquis de Sade. In 18th century Paris, an innocent beauty's search for her missing sister leads her into the deadly sensuous realm of the infamous Marquis de Sade. Imprisoned for his sordid crimes, the Marquis likewise has the beauty morally trapped... for she must help him complete his banned book of lust, or never learn the fate of her sister. It becomes a test of wills and wit, as the Marquis attempts to convert her to his deviously sexual philosophy. When the Marquis escapes his prison, she must follow him to his remote chateau of sin to finally discover her sister's fate, and to face her own. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Rated R for strong, perverse sexuality, some violence, and brief language | See all certifications »





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Justine: I must ask that you hold your tongue.
Marquis de Sade: I'd rather you held it for me.
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5 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is 1 of the funniest movies i have ever seen! Ilike period movies particularly erotic periods pieces set in old world France.So i was thrilled to get a chance to see marquise de sade on cable late 1 night. I thought it might be a serious very dark look into the marquise world.Instead i was treated to a funny almost "feel good" movie.It was was playful filled with lots of eye candy, and perfectly cast.Janet gun has that unique combination of sex appeal and warmth, which is probably why she's 1 of my favorite actresses.What is wrong with Hollywood?This woman should be a big star but instead she relegated to roles in b movies.Nick Mancuso is pretty much in the same boat,he always delivers.Man did he deliver on this...his portrayal of the the marquise was so outrageous it was almost over the top...i laughed until i was sick..every other line in this one was a howler! This movie actually made the depraved aristocrat a likable guy! Yes it was low budget(real low) but it was worth every one of it's 90 minutes.Great movie...really fun!

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