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A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.

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Benoît Jacquot

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Auteuil ... Marquis de Sade
Marianne Denicourt ... Sensible
Jeanne Balibar ... Madame Santero
Grégoire Colin ... Fournier
Isild Le Besco ... Emilie de Lancris
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Le vicomte de Lancris
Philippe Duquesne Philippe Duquesne ... Coignard
Vincent Branchet Vincent Branchet ... Chevalier de Coublier
Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme ... Président de Maussane
Jalil Lespert Jalil Lespert ... Augustin
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... Madame de Lancris
Sylvie Testud ... Renée de Sade
François Levantal François Levantal ... Latour
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... Madame d'Amblet
Daniel Martin Daniel Martin ... Monsieur Santero
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Many noble families are locked in a chateau due to the French Revolution. The infamous Marquis de Sade is there and is generally shunned by the others. A teen-aged girl befriends him behind her parents back and learns about him and life in general. He initiates her into sexual exploration and leads her to become an independent, sexually-liberated woman. Written by poco loco

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There's a thin line between pain and sexual pleasure See more »


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 August 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

De Sade See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,781, 28 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,113, 17 November 2002
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Alicéléo,Canal+,Cofimage 11 See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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an attempt to put de Sade into historical context
11 January 2001 | by andre-71See all my reviews

It is hard to rate a film about Marquis de Sade without being preoccupied in any way. For instance, compared to "Goya en Burdeos" this film performed much better in drawing a historical context for a historical character. But I would still expect more than that from a film about de Sade. Despite the very good acting, original sets and costumes, and a coherent script, there was something missing. De Sade's known main characteristic are his sexual notions, and those have been hidden in innuendos. It was an attempt to portray de Sade without showing sexual excesses, but you cannot discuss a controversial character without disclosing the reasons for the controversy. To those who are not familiar with de Sade, I would recommend reading a brief description of him in an encyclopedia before seeing the film.


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