Sade (2000)

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A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Denicourt ...
Madame Santero
Emilie de Lancris
Le vicomte de Lancris
Philippe Duquesne ...
Vincent Branchet ...
Chevalier de Coublier
Raymond Gérôme ...
Président de Maussane
Jalil Lespert ...
Dominique Reymond ...
Madame de Lancris
Renée de Sade
François Levantal ...
Frédérique Tirmont ...
Madame d'Amblet
Daniel Martin ...
Monsieur Santero


Many noble families are locked in a chateau due to the French Revolution. The infamous Marquis de Sade is there and is generally shunned by the others. A teen-aged girl befriends him behind her parents back and learns about him and life in general. He initiates her into sexual exploration and leads her to become an independent, sexually-liberated woman. Written by poco loco

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Release Date:

23 August 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

De Sade  »

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$16,781 (USA) (26 April 2002)


$98,967 (USA) (15 November 2002)

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An interesting view on a small episode in the life of the "divin marquis", with a magnificent Daniel Auteuil...
4 September 2000 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

This movie deals more with Sade as a philosopher than with the sex-addict whose writings later gave birth to a new disciplin : sexology. The Sade depicted here begins to age and is the prey of anxiety for his life (his life is threatened by Robsespierre' s hatred in the revolutionary turmoil) and about getting old and still having some books and plays to write. In 1794, he sits in a "luxury" prison, thanks to the help of his mistress who "sees" a friend of Robespierre, and undertakes to complete the "education" of a young Emilie de Lancry. He first faces the hostility of his environment, who is too aware of his reputation, but then, since they are all there eventually to be waiting for their death, they respond in various degrees to his claims for spiritual freedom and to take advantage of the joys of the moment that could be the last. Auteuil has always been a good actor but he is truly magnificent here and is by himself enough of a good reason to see the film...

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