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 works of de Sade read out in the film, were actually written by Doug Wright.
I've brought you chocolate pastilles.
Marquis de Sade: Filled with cream, yes?
Marquis de Sade: You know I shan't touch them unless they're positively bursting - erupting - with cream.
Numerous inaccuracies regarding chronology and biography. The opening narrative does explain that the facts have been "tarted up."
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