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R| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
A fictional work that reconstructs the unknown fate of the Marquis de Sade, the writer and sexual deviant who was imprisoned in an insane asylum for the last 10 years of his life. The Marquis de Sade befriends the director of the asylum and shares affections with the asylum laundress. When a doctor is sent in to cure the Marquis of his supposed madness, the Marquis's rebellious character only grows stronger.

Cast: Geoffrey Rush , Kate Winslet , Joaquin Phoenix , Michael Caine , Billie Whitelaw , Patrick Malahide , Amelia Warner , Jane Menelaus

Director: Philip Kaufman

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

Quills (2000)

Release Date: November 22nd, 2000|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • September 11, 2009 Rosane7
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    just an amazing film. Geoffery Rush! Joachim Phoenix almost to painful to watch(not in Sade's way of course) Not for faint of heart, or rape/abuse survivors, except, we see an artist and a man in Sade. I have never seen a better performance....Geoferry, you should have gotten the acadamy award....Joachim, will they EVER STOP HAVING YOU HOLD SOMEONE WHO HAS JUST DIED< and you are devestated?!?!?!?!?!? Please HOLLYWOOD, don't do that to him anymore, too close. Unless it helps...I cant, NOT, think of that f'n 411 call, and River,............AHHHHHHHHHHH. Otherwise Kate Winslet my dear......immaculate performance. No Really! I hated the Marquis Da Sade b4 this film...its that brilliant. And Im snotty! : )

  • July 01, 2008 CloudyGirl67
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    Joaquin delivers one of the most compelling performances of his career. Sizzling hot, intriguing, this century's muse begins the moment of a career that will be as sterling, provoking, and intellingent as the population will accept what Joaq has to offer. How rare to have the opportunity to witness such integrity from such a magnificent human beging. I only hope this is realized before we lose this privilege to another of his various, passionate and worth-while interests.All the Best Joaq - Love your friend Claudia Weier.

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