Sade


1h 40m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In 1794, while French aristocrats are beheaded daily as part of Robespierre's 'Reign of Terror,' the Marquis de Sade is being held at Saint Lazare prison. Cheerful despite the circumstances, Sade's lover Marie-Constance Quesnet, whom he calls 'Sensible,' manages to get him transferred to Picpus, a f

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions; Tf1 International; Tf1 International
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures; Academy Distribuzione; Cathay Film Organization; Les Films De L'Elysee; OcTan Films; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Wellspring Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

In 1794, while French aristocrats are beheaded daily as part of Robespierre's 'Reign of Terror,' the Marquis de Sade is being held at Saint Lazare prison. Cheerful despite the circumstances, Sade's lover Marie-Constance Quesnet, whom he calls 'Sensible,' manages to get him transferred to Picpus, a former convent. While at Picpus, Sade occupies himself with the sexual awakening of 16-year-old Emilie, whom he grooms as a young protege. Despite his confinement, Sade manages to meet other aristocratic inmates, write and put on a play, practicing his own brand of freedom.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions; Tf1 International; Tf1 International
Distribution Company
Empire Pictures; Academy Distribuzione; Cathay Film Organization; Les Films De L'Elysee; OcTan Films; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Wellspring Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 26, 2002

Released in United States on Video December 16, 2003

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States March 2001

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams and Visions) August 30 - September 9, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (French Revolutions) November 1-16, 2000.

Began shooting August 16, 1999.

Completed shooting November 5, 1999.

Released in United States Spring April 26, 2002

Released in United States on Video December 16, 2003

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams and Visions) August 30 - September 9, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (French Revolutions) November 1-16, 2000.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Today" March 9-18, 2001.)