R | | Biography, Drama
In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.
Special plastic or pleather shoes had to be made for Joaquin Phoenix. As a strict vegan, he refused to wear leather.
Marquis de Sade:
It's an entire religion based on an oxymoron.
When Madeleine is putting on her dress after getting her wounds clean, she slips her arm into the sleeve twice.
$249,383 (USA) (26 November 2000)
$7,060,876 (USA) (29 April 2001)
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