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Liberté (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 30 April 2020 (USA)
Madame de Dumeval, the Duke de Tesis and the Duke de Wand, libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI, seek the support of the Duc de Walchen, German seducer and freethinker, lonely in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reign.

Director:

Albert Serra

Writer:

Albert Serra
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Helmut Berger ... Duc de Walchen
Marc Susini ... Comte de Tésis
Iliana Zabeth ... Mademoiselle de Jensling
Laura Poulvet Laura Poulvet ... Mademoiselle de Geldöbel
Baptiste Pinteaux Baptiste Pinteaux ... Duc de Wand
Theodora Marcadé Theodora Marcadé ... Madame de Dumeval / the Duke of Tesis
Alexander García Düttmann Alexander García Düttmann ... Comte Alexis Danshire
Lluís Serrat ... Armin
Xavier Pérez Xavier Pérez ... Capitaine Benjamin Hephie
Francesc Daranas Francesc Daranas ... Libertine
Catalin Jugravu Catalin Jugravu ... Catalin
Montse Triola Montse Triola ... Madame Montavril
Safira Robens ... Mademoiselle de Rubens
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1774, a few years before the French Revolution, somewhere between Potsdam and Berlin - Madame de Dumeval, the Duke of Tesis and the Duke of Wand, libertines expelled from the Puritan court of Louis XVI, sought the support of the legendary Duke of Walchen, a seducer and free thinker from Germany, alone in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reigned. Their mission: to export libertinage to Germany, a philosophy of enlightenment based on the rejection of morality and authority but also, and above all, to find a safe place to continue their misguided games. Written by Allocine

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Drama | History

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Director Serra reworked the same material used for the film into a 45 minute video installation , Personalien, using two screens, which has been presented in 2019 at Madrid's Reina Sofia galleries. See more »

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One of the very best of 2019.
25 November 2020 | by MovieMn1982See all my reviews

If the Marquis de Sade and Georges Bataille ever got together, banged out a screenplay and co-directed a film, it'd probably look a lot like Albert Serra's LIBERTÉ. An atmospheric and disturbing journey into a night of debauchery with a gang of rim-jobbing, golden-showering, spank-happy libertines, who are apparently on a mission to be the filthiest group of bastards to ever don the powdered wig. One of the best of 2019, and one that I can't recommend to 99.7% of the people I know. Also, I'm going to need to repent and find some brain bleach, pronto.


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30 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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