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In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.
Glenda Jackson was nominated for the 1966 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Featured Actress in a Drama for "Marat/Sade" recreating the role in this filmed production.
Marquis de Sade:
To me, the only reality is imagination; the world inside myself. The revolution no longer interests me.
The opening credits - the play's title, stage credits and the actors appearing in the film - pop on the screen, one word at a time, until it is filled. The closing credits - the film's production staff - start off with a full screen of words; they then pop off the screen, one word at a time, until it is completely empty...just as it was when the film began.
The first VHS video release of the film, through Water Bearer Films, includes an expositional opening monologue over the opening titles on black.
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