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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)


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


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Belgium | France



Release Date:

26 April 1989 (France) See more »

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Markiz See more »

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1.66 : 1
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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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not a good 'first date' movie
3 April 2006 | by raveseenSee all my reviews

i was impressed by the variety of animation techniques in this film. Marquis played at the 'art' movie house in salt lake, which was across the street from where i worked. this was the kind of theater that only played movies for 2 or 3 days, and their schedule only described it as 'animated'.

long story short, i invited a girl to see this as our first date. while i was amazed by the animation and found some of the dialog/situations to be humorous, i felt quite awkward under the circumstances. luckily, she wasn't too offended, and even found the Marquis' talking, um, body part rather cute.

i have tried to find this movie several times over the years, if only to see if it was really as crazy as i recall.

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