Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  123 min.
Release Date: November 24, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.37
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Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Pauline McLynn


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.

Director: Philip Kaufman
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Nick Wechsler, Julia Chasman, Peter Kaufman
Screenplay: Doug Wright
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