A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.

GENRES:  Drama
DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Geoffrey Rush  •  Kate Winslet  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Michael Caine

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Geoffrey Rush The Marquis de Sade
Kate Winslet Madeleine 'Maddy' LeClerc
Joaquin Phoenix The Abbe du Coulmier
Michael Caine Dr. Royer-Collard
Billie Whitelaw Madame LeClerc
Patrick Malahide Delbené
Amelia Warner Simone
Jane Menelaus Renee Pelagie
Stephen Moyer Prouix, the Architect
Tony Pritchard Valcour
Michael Jenn Cleante
Danny Babington Pitou

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