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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)

Marquis de Sade: Justine (original title)
Without a family, penniless and separated from her sister, a beautiful chaste woman will have to cope with an endless parade of villains, perverts and degenerates who will claim not only her treasured virtue but also her life.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Marquis de Sade (novel), Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Kinski ... Marquis de Sade (as Klaus Kinsky)
Romina Power ... Justine
Maria Rohm ... Juliette
Rosemary Dexter ... Claudine
Carmen de Lirio ... Madame de Buisson
Akim Tamiroff ... Du Harpin
Gustavo Re ... Desroches
Mercedes McCambridge ... Madame Dusbois
Serena Vergano ... Prisoner
José Manuel Martín ... Victor (as José Manuel Martin)
Mike Brendel Mike Brendel ... Pierre
Harald Leipnitz ... Raymond
Horst Frank ... Le marquis de Bressac
Angel Petit Angel Petit ... Jasmin
Sylva Koscina ... La marquise de Bressac
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Storyline

Left without a family and a few crowns each, cloistered sisters Juliette and her innocent chaste sibling Justine are forced to leave the nunnery's protection, and for the first time in their life, dwell by themselves in the harsh outside world. But fate can be relentless as it can be cruel and undeserved, and while Juliette finds shelter in Madame de Buisson's welcoming brothel, at the same time, beautiful auburn-haired Justine will have to cope with an almost endless parade of villains, perverts and degenerates who will claim not only her puny fortune but also her treasured virtue and her life. As a result, Justine humiliated, wrongfully accused and brought to her knees, she will inevitably question her life of uprightness, chastity and suffering, reaching to a reluctant and unpleasant conclusion. Is it blasphemy or is it the voice of reason? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

An erotic fantasy horror from the tortured pen of The Marquis de Sade. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In an interview on the Anchor Bay DVD release, Jesús Franco says he originally wanted Rosemary Dexter as Justine, but the American partners in the film insisted upon Romina Power. Franco compared her performance to a window dummy. See more »

Goofs

The sound we hear on the soundtrack (at c. 26 minutes) is clearly the spanking of bare flesh but the film shows that the blows only strike clothed buttocks. See more »

Quotes

Juliette: For indeed, true happiness is found within quau of virtue. And if God allows it to be persecuted on Earth this is compensated for by most flattering rewards in heaven.
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Connections

Version of Poor Cecily (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Plaisir D'Amour
(uncredited)
By Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
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(Un)happy dreamer named De Sade
9 February 2007 | by othello-jiLOVEziSee all my reviews

Not correct to call Jesus Franco's interpretation of MARQUIS DE SADE: JUSTINE as "drama" or "horror".It is very soft kind of exploitation cinema for easy viewing in the evening.This is not bad kind of movie.Because it's unexpected version of De Sade's world.With some soft humor and romantica.No straight violence and brutality.No much nudity?Fogget it!(so many good another porno-movies at 60-70-th)!There are two alter egos of marquis personality at film.First:Klaus Kinski - suffering convict writer.Happy drunker mad poet(Jack Palance no named De Sade at the movie?-Who cares?!)- second alter ego.Feverish work of cinematographer to memory of surrealistic cinema.This is good trash-film!Don't be boring!


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Language:

Italian | Latin

Release Date:

3 April 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Marquis de Sade's Justine See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Italian) | (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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