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 real Abbe de Coulmier was a four-foot-tall hunchback.
It's a sin against God for me to refuse your kindness. But my heart's held fast here...
Coulmier: By whom? The Marquis?
Madeleine: Mother's not half so blind as you.
When guillotining someone, a wooden piece called a lunette is placed above the neck so the condemned can't move it. No lunette was used in the opening scene.
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