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 genuine model head cast from the real Marie Antoinette (and on loan from Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London) is in the basket of aristocratic victims.
Will you sleep soundly tonight?
Coulmier: No. Put frankly, I never expect to sleep again.
Numerous inaccuracies regarding chronology and biography. The opening narrative does explain that the facts have been "tarted up."
$249,383 (USA) (26 November 2000)
$7,060,876 (USA) (29 April 2001)
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