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A Feature film by Benoit Jacquot

Produced by Alicéleo

Release in France : 23/08/2000

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Actors (25)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :


Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 International

News agency (France) :

Claude Davy & Emmanuel Egretier (ex-DDD Conseil)

Co-production :

TF1 Films Production

French distribution :

Océan Films Distribution

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France, 1794.
The Revolution has reached its peak of violence, the “Terror,” and the Marquis de Sade is back behind bars. Decidedly, no matter the government, all deem him suspicious.
Robespierre’s puritan regime, with its cult of the Supreme Being, cannot but brand the great aristocrat-turned-agitator, libertine, atheist and author of the scandalous Justine “an immoral enemy, unworthy of the people.”
De Sade is 50. After languishing in the Bastille and Saint-Lazare, the Picpus hospital – his present lock-up – seems like heaven on earth, “a select society, peopled with loveable women.” Picpus is a fake sanitarium where those aristocrats and businessmen who can still do so, save their necks by emptying their pockets…

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Full credits (20)

Executive Producer :

Patrick Godeau

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jacques Fieschi, Bernard Minoret

Line producer :

Françoise Galfrè

Director of Photography :

Benoît Delhomme

Assistant Operators :

Jérôme Olivier, Philippe Lardon, Gaëtane Rousseau

Press Attaché (film) :

Claude Davy

Sound editors :

Nicolas Naegelen, Olivier Goinard, Daniel Sobrino

Production Designer :

Sylvian Chauvelot

Stunt performer :

Alain Figlarz

Sales agent :

Perrine Tézé

Assistant directors :

Emmanuel Murat, Antoine Santana, Jacques Descomps

Author of original work :

Serge Bramly

Screenwriter :

Jacques Fieschi

Sound Recordist :

Michel Vionnet

Production manager :

Catherine Lapoujade

Editor :

Luc Barnier

Continuity supervisor :

Geneviève Dufour

Foley artist :

Philippe Penot

Costume designer :

Christian Gasc

Location Manager :

Olivier Lagny

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Historical, Literary adaptation

Themes :

Freedom, Literature

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Posters (1)



Festival Selections (13)

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2001

Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2001)


Official Selection - Out of Competition

Lumiere Awards - 2001

Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)


French Films

Acapulco French Film Festival - 2000

Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 2000)


French Feature Films

BFI London Film Festival - 2000

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2000)


Films selected

Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2000

Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2000)


Week of French Cinema - films selected

TIFF - 2000

TIFF (Canada, 2000)


Contemporary World Cinema

Venice International Film Festival  - 2000

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2000)


Sogni e visioni

Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)


Compétition internationale

Awards (2)

Lumiere Awards - 2001

Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

Awards (2)

Meilleur Acteur : Daniel Auteuil

Révélation féminine : Isild Le Besco

Delegations (9)

Lumiere Awards - 2001

Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

Team (2)

Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2000

Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2000)

Team (2)

Director : Benoit Jacquot

Actor : Isild Le Besco