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Release Date: November 10, 2000
1h 40m |
In 1794 France, the revolution is at its bloodiest point. With the help of Sade's
mistress, Robespierre sends the sex-addicted but brilliant writer, Marquis de Sade
(Auteuil) to an insane asylum for aristocrats. There, Sade becomes acquainted with a
young virgin Emilie de Lancris.
Sade at first faces the hostility of the other asylum patients, who are aware of his
reputation, but because they're all there waiting for their eventual death, they respond
in various degrees to his claims for spiritual freedom and take advantage of the joys of
the moment that could be the last.