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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 »

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Henri Xhonneux
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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R | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

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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Beau Citoyen
Performed by Brigitte Faure
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Animatronics and lust
29 September 2006 | by Nice GuySee all my reviews

This is an absurd -not in a bad way- interpretation of the imprisonment of the Marquis de Sade with a French revolution framework. not surprising, it is made by Topor, a cartoonist. The storytelling of Sade's life is mixed with his phantasms to make the storytelling unique and interesting. Better than a dry historic rendering.

The movie is made with animatronics, i.e. men in costumes with faces which are animated, and once a while clay animation. Every person is an animal that kinda represents externally his personality. Sade is a dog with a big penis -his head is a brain- with which he argues.

All the characters are perverted in their own way.

Strangely in 1989 it was rated 12 or older, and I think it should be R, it's intellectual, but since there's absurd sex scenes, perversion galore, and some descriptions of Sade's stories that could be quite disturbing.

Technically, I like how the animatronics make this universe work. Very stylish...


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