Quills Poster

Release Date: November 22nd, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2001

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

Production Co: Industry Entertainment, Fox Searchlight, Walrus & Associates, Hollywood Partners

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Witty, France, Passionate, Temptation, Dark, Love interest, Doctor, Murder, Fall

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)