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Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) stars as the infamous Marquis de Sade who has shocked generation after generation with his highly charged erotic writings. Rush's powerful performance is supported by an exceptional ensemble cast, including the seductive Kate Winslet (Titanic), rising star Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator) and Academy Award Winner Michael Caine (Cider House Rules) . Imprisoned from the world in an asylum, the prolific Marquis crafts his tales of perversion with the help of a chambermaid, the beautiful and innocent Madeleine. When their relationship is discovered it results in a disturbing and provocative confrontation between one man's freedom of expression and the State's need for control.
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Tony Pritchard, Michael Jenn, Stephen Marcus, Elizabeth Berrington, Danny Babington, George Yiasoumi, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Malahide, Amelia Warner, Jane Menelaus & Stephen Moyer Director Philip Kaufman Certificate 18 years and over Year 2000 Screen Widescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Subtitles English ; Finnish ; Hebrew ; Hungarian ; Icelandic ; Norwegian ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Swedish ; Czech ; Danish Duration 1 hour and 59 minutes (approx)