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Rating:R (for strong sexual content including dialogue, violence and language)
Release Date:December 25, 2000
Running time:124 minutes
Cast:Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Michael Caine, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Jenn
Director:Philip Kaufman
Producer:Nick Wechsler, Julia Chasman, Peter Kaufman
Writer:Doug Wright
Distributor:20th Century Fox

Description: Based on historical fact of the Napoleonic Era, the notorious Marquis de Sade continues to write about the pain of love and the love of pain while banished to a secluded Paris asylum. A young, idealistic priest endeavors to save his soul but instead is distracted by de Sade's luscious maid. The asylum director Dr. Royce-Collard vows to cure de Sade, by any means possible.

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