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Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)

Cruel Passion (original title)
Justine (Koo Stark) wishes to remain innocent and virginal, but instead slips into a life of debauchery, torture, whipping, slavery and salaciousness. Meanwhile, her brazen, flirtatious and... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Boger

Writers:

Marquis de Sade (book), Ian Cullen (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Koo Stark ... Justine Jerome
Martin Potter ... Lord Carlisle
Lydia Lisle Lydia Lisle ... Juliette Jerome
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Mme Laronde
Hope Jackman Hope Jackman ... Mrs. Bonny
Barry McGinn Barry McGinn ... George
Louis Ife Louis Ife ... Pastor John
Maggie Petersen Maggie Petersen ... Mother Superior
David Masterman David Masterman ... Archer
Ian McKay Ian McKay ... Brough
Malou Cartwright Malou Cartwright ... Sister Claire
Jason White ... Pearce
Ann Michelle ... Pauline
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Storyline

Justine (Koo Stark) wishes to remain innocent and virginal, but instead slips into a life of debauchery, torture, whipping, slavery and salaciousness. Meanwhile, her brazen, flirtatious and liberated sister Juliette ironically receives nothing but happiness and reward for her wanton behavior. Justine's only possible hope of true love and salvation is one of her sister's former lovers, the suave and elegant Lord Carlisle (Martin Potter). But is he as virtuous as he seems? Written by lament

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There NEVER was a woman like JUSTINE... See more »

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Drama

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Country:

UK | West Germany | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Justine: The Misfortunes of Virtue See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the stagecoach scenes, it can be seen that in the long shots there are no passengers on board until the close-up shots. See more »

Quotes

Mme Laronde: Now, all you have to do is comply with all my teachings. Be clean and economical, frank with me and fair with your companions - and fraudulent when dealing with men. Come with me my little one.
Mme Laronde: In ten years, from now, you have your own apartments with a silver mirror before and a maid behind to do your bidding. The erotic arts as taught in this house will bring you whatever may be your hearts' desire. Now, what money have you?
Juliette Jerome: Less than forty pounds between us, Madame.
Mme Laronde: Ooooh, a well-born girl ...
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Connections

Version of Le vice et la vertu (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351
(uncredited)
By George Frideric Handel
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Stark looks nice, but that's it.
10 January 2005 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Yes, there was some really, really bad acting in this film, but it wasn't done by Koo Stark. She was beautiful, demure, and a pretty decent Justine. (It's often hard to judge an actor in a really bad movie.) i have never seen Stark elsewhere, and would need to do so before deciding if she were a hack. About the material itself, I have read some Sade, (although not "Justine") and it is some really vile stuff. Someone mentioned that the sex scenes were depressing and un-erotic. That describes Sade's stuff on a very mild day. He was a fanatical atheist, and took great delight in portraying sex as sacrilege, and all religion as hypocritical.


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