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Marquis (1989)

The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king, a police chief who was accused of selling... See full summary »

Director:

Henri Xhonneux
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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Marthouret François Marthouret ... Marquis (voice)
Valérie Kling Valérie Kling ... Colin (voice)
Michel Robin ... Ambert (voice)
Isabelle Wolfe Isabelle Wolfe ... Justine (voice) (as Isabelle Canet-Wolfe)
Vicky Messica Vicky Messica ... Dom Pompero (voice)
Nathalie Juvet Nathalie Juvet ... Juliette (voice)
René Lebrun René Lebrun ... Gaëtan de Preaubois / Bernardin (voice)
Bob Morel Bob Morel ... Pigonou (voice)
Roger Crouzet Roger Crouzet ... Lupino (voice)
Willem Holtrop Willem Holtrop ... Willem (voice)
Eric De Sarria Eric De Sarria ... Jaco (voice)
Henri Rubinstein Henri Rubinstein ... Orleans (voice)
Peter Fischer Peter Fischer ... Poulets (voice)
Hans Mauli Hans Mauli ... Poulets (voice)
Jacques Bouanich Jacques Bouanich ... Poulets (voice)
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The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king, a police chief who was accused of selling bad pork, and the Marquis, who was unjustly accused of working for the overthrow of the king. The Marquis is only interested in writing his deviant stories, while his penis yearns for a little action (they argue about this frequently), the prime candidate being the jailer who likes to be buggered. The corrupt priest arranges to have the pregnant woman raped by the Marquis so they can claim the king had nothing to do with it. The priest also steals the Marquis' manuscripts and publishes them for his own profit. Things come to a head as the people rise up against the tyranny. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

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Marquis: My one and only noble point may be found in my bodily appendage, whom I will consult democratically as he is rather whimsical.
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Marquis
Performed by Agnès Mellon and Dominique Visse
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Marquis
24 October 2019 | by FiahmSee all my reviews

A live-action fable of the Marquis de Sade (and his talking penis)'s time in the Bastille, in which every character has the head of an animal.

A true one-off, this extraordinary film is as deliriously obsessed with sex as its subject, hilariously explicit in every way and yet never (in my opinion) actually pornographic. The rubber animal faces, though remarkably expressive, cleverly make it impossible to forget what you are watching is only a fairy tale, a procession of symbols clashing in a marching philosophical fiesta.

It makes me wish more films had been made in this unique style, but it was the director, Henri Xhonneux's, last, and I don't think there's been anything even remotely like it ever since. Or before, for that matter.


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Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 April 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Markiz See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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