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Rush gives a tour-de-force performance as history's most infamous sexual adventurer, the Marquis de Sade. A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid (Winslet) smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest (Phoenix). The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor (Caine) tries to put an end to the fun, inadvertently stoking the excitement to a fever pitch.
Great if you like some diversions into good historical fiction. The effect is true to the essence of Marquis de Sade: his unstoppable compulsion and his affect on the social mores... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mark E. Griffin
This film was pretty good I thought, but the ending had something a little off about it which is why I only rated it an 8. Read morePublished 29 days ago by George Webber