Running Time: 123 min.
Release Date: November 24, 2000
In an insane asylum in Paris, 1807, an infamous author and sexual maven Marquis de
Sade (Rush) is treated for insanity by a doctor (Caine) hired by de Sade's wife. A
priest (Phoenix) is asked to meet with de Sade, which sets the two (doctor and priest) into a battle of wills over the debate of morality and sin. Added to the mix is de Sade's maid (Winslet) who is able to visit him frequently and smuggle out what will become his last writings.