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.
The prop department asked for details of de Sade's diet so that they could get the consistency of mixture of the "ink" in the final scene.
He's a writer, not a madman.
When Madeleine is putting on her dress after getting her wounds clean, she slips her arm into the sleeve twice.
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