Quills


2h 5m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Story of the Marquis de Sade's long imprisonment at the Chartenton Asylum for the Insane. Escaping execution during the French Revolution, Sade is given preferential treatment at Chartenton and allowed to write. But after his book "Justine" is smuggled out of the asylum and published in Paris, tortu

Film Details

Also Known As
Quills (la plume et le sang), la plume et le sang
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; England, United Kingdom; Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Synopsis

Story of the Marquis de Sade's long imprisonment at the Chartenton Asylum for the Insane. Escaping execution during the French Revolution, Sade is given preferential treatment at Chartenton and allowed to write. But after his book "Justine" is smuggled out of the asylum and published in Paris, torturer Royer-Collard is sent to discipline the unruly writer.

Crew

Dominic Ackland-snow

Carpenter

Steve Alder

Carpenter

Joe Allen

Prosthetics

David Appleby

Photography

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

Michael Axinn

Dialogue Coach

Michael Axinn

Adr Editor

Mark Bailey

Production

Geoff Ball

Carpenter

Sam Barnes

Other

Matt Barr

Music Editor

Vince Bartlett

Props

Gerry Batson

Props

Ashley Bell

Plasterer

Ernie Bell

Other

Otis A Bell

Production

Frances Bennett

Art Director

Jane Berry

Script Supervisor

Gary Birmingham

Transportation Captain

Brian Bishop

Scenic Artist

Doug Bishop

Scenic Artist

John Blakeley

Art Department

Celia Bobak

Production

Tony Boxall

Other

Peter Boyle

Editor

Andy Bradford

Stunt Coordinator

Richard Bradshaw

Stunts

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Coordinator

Robert Brock

Electrician

Anthony Brookman

Wardrobe

Dean Budd

Other

Paul Budd

Other

Alastair Bullock

Other

Tony Burnes

Electrician

Alan Burrows

Construction

Elaine Burt

Production Coordinator

John Butler

Other

John Butters

Other

Ray Campbell

Other

Tony Cardenas

Other

Malcolm Carlo

Production

Julia Chasman

Producer

Martin Childs

Production Designer

Lisa Chino

Sound

Moon Cho

Production Coordinator

Andrew Clark

Driver

Neil Clark

Other

Paul Clarvis

Song Performer

Jane Clive

Costume Department

Nuala Conway

Hair

Stanley Cook

Propman

Nick Cooper

Song Performer

Chris Corke

Carpenter

Steven Corke

Carpenter

George Coussins

Carpenter

Joseph Dapello

Production

Sophie Dasic

Post-Production Accountant

Richard Denyer

Carpenter

Nrinder Dhudwar

Stunt Coordinator

Chris Dibble

Music

Andy Dixon

Carpenter

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Nick Du Boulay

Production Assistant

Keith Dyett

Carpenter

Bob Eames

Carpenter

Tracey Eddon

Stunts

Kevin Edland

Rigging Gaffer

Steve Eels

Carpenter

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Frank Eulner

Sound Editor

Martha Fein

Prosthetics

Jasper Fforde

Other

Peter Field

Camera

Tim Field

Visual Effects Supervisor

Neil Finnighan

Stunts

Gavin Fitch

Assistant Art Director

Martin Flower

Assistant

Suzanne Fox

Adr Editor

Mark Fox-potten

Other

Sarah Franzl

Stunts

Alec Gibson

Color Timer

Andy Glen

Music Editor

Stuart Graham

Other

Matt Gray

Other

Andrew Green

Music

Andrew Green

Original Music

Andrew Green

Assistant

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Alan Grosch

Generator Operator

David Guymer

Other

Mark Haddenham

Special Effects

Christoph Haesner

Production

Carolyn Hall

Other

Kavin Hall

Other

Richard Hall

Other

Richard Hammatt

Stunt Coordinator

Tim Harries

Song Performer

Ralph Harrison

Carpenter

Jono Hart

Assistant

Paul Hayes

Carpenter

Les Hazell

Carpenter

Martin Hedinger

Other

Toby Hefferman

Assistant Director

Richard Henry

Song Performer

Jessie Hepple

Art Assistant

John Hicks

Other

John Higgins

Lighting

Bob Hill

Other

Lora Hirschberg

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert Hollingworth

Other

John Hollywood

Other

Sarah Homer

Song Performer

Roy Hopkins

Wardrobe

Bill Howarth

Other

Angus Hudson

Camera

Mark Huffam

Coproducer

Andy Hunt

Prosthetics

Gary Hutchings

Grip

Donna Isaacson

Casting

Gary Ixer

Propman

Paul Jackson

Technical Advisor

Jazza Jayes

Stunts

Ilenka Jelowicki

Extras Casting Assistant

Priscilla John

Casting

Carrie Johnson

Other

Patricia Johnson

Other

Artur Jones

Carpenter

Dave Jones

Facilities Supervisor

Dylan Jones

Script Supervisor

Les Jones

Carpenter

Paul Jones

Other

Sally Jones

Script Supervisor

Peter Kaufman

Producer

Debbie Kaye

Other

Leslie Kaye

Assistant

Gary Kettel

Song Performer

Peter Swords King

Hair

Bruce Lacey

Dialogue Editor

Jenny Lambert

Medic

Robert Langridge

Production

Emily Lascelles

Assistant Production Coordinator

Dominic Latham

Other

Steven Lawrence

Art Director

Elizabeth Lee

Assistant

Kate Lee

Hair

Robin Lee

Music Editor

Martin Lewis

Camera

Tony Lewis

Music Editor

Olivia Lloyd

Assistant Director

Sarah Longmuir

Accounting Assistant

Lee Lighting Ltd

Lighting

Richard Lyon

Construction

Robert Marty

Other

Hilary Marx

Assistant

Ian Maskell

Wardrobe

Helen Mattocks

Wardrobe Assistant

Julian May

Assistant Editor

Steve Mayer

Sound

Des Mcanuff

Executive Producer

Kevin Mccarthy

Other

Dr. David Mcdowell

Special Thanks To

Ian Mcfadyen

Other

Vincent Mcgahon

Steadicam Operator

Shaun Mckeever

Technical Advisor

John Midgley

Sound Mixer

Hugh Montgomerie

Other

Sarah Moore

Office Runner

Mike Moran

Transportation

Janice Mordue

Titles

Colin Morris

Other

Lara Murray

Other

Fred Myatt

Carpenter

Rachel Neale

Location Manager

Clarissa Newman

Assistant

Terry Newvell

Other

Terry Newvell

Production

Ron Nicholls

Other

Clive Noakes

Liaison

Gary Norris

Other

Ray Norris

Carpenter

Michael O'connor

Assistant Costume Designer

Sean O'connor

Other

Christopher O'neill

Other

Conor O'sullivan

Prosthetics

Katy Pain

Art Assistant

Ian Pape

Other

John Parricelli

Song Performer

Neil Pearson

Props

Brian Pegg

Other

Matthew Penry-davey

Assistant Director

Ron Phillips

Electrician

Jim Pinhorn

Other

Jody Podolsky

Special Thanks To

June Prinz

Boom Operator

Orla Pulton

Casting Associate

Jill Quertier

Set Decorator

Alistair Rae

Steadicam Operator

Mark Raggett

Art Director

Graham Read

Music

Michael Redding

Construction Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Quills (la plume et le sang), la plume et le sang
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; England, United Kingdom; Royal Naval College, Greenwich, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2000
Geoffrey Rush

Set Decoration

2000

Best Costume Design

2000

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for two 2000 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, including Best Actor (Geoffrey Rush) and Best Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet).

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) and nominated for the award for Best Picture from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2000 Paul Selvin Award from the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Named in honor of the guild's past counsel, the Selvin Award goes to members "whose script best embodies the spirit of the constitution and civil rights and liberties."

Winner of two 2000 awards, including Best Film and Best Supporting Actor (Joaquin Phoenix) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of two 2000 Golden Satellite Awards, including Best Actor - Drama (Geoffrey Rush) and Best Screenplay - Adapted, from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2000

Limited Release in United States November 22, 2000

Expanded Release in United States December 15, 2000

Wide Release in United States December 25, 2000

Released in United States on Video May 8, 2001

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States February 2001

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Films) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Began shooting August 5, 1999.

Completed shooting October 29, 1999.

Doug Wright's play opened in Los Angeles (Geffen Playhouse) October 9, 1996.

Addis-Wechsler and Associates has been renamed Industry Entertainment.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2000

Limited Release in United States November 22, 2000

Expanded Release in United States December 15, 2000

Wide Release in United States December 25, 2000

Released in United States on Video May 8, 2001

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at AFI Fest 2000: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 19-26, 2000.)

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

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 7-18, 2001.)

Nominated for the 2000 Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film - Period/Fantasy from the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).