Marat/Sade Poster

Release Date: 1967

DVD Release Date: August 5th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Adapted by Peter Brook from his renowned stage production, this period drama depicts French writer and aristocrat Marquis de Sade (Patrick Magee) directing a performance while institutionalized in an asylum. Relating the death of revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat (Ian Richardson) at the hand of Charlotte Corday (Glenda Jackson, in her first major role), the play, also starring de Sade, sees the disturbed mental patients become increasingly unruly during the course of the story.

Cast: Ian Richardson, Patrick Magee, Glenda Jackson, Clifford Rose, Michael Williams, Freddie Jones, Hugh Sullivan, Jonathan Burn

Director: Peter Brook

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Marat Sade Productions, Royal Shakespeare Company

Keywords: Tense, Emotional, Underdog, France