Release Date: November 22, 2000
Running Time: 125 mins.
MPAA Rating: R
Box Office: $7,060,876.00
Genre: Adaptation, Biopic, Drama, Period, Thriller
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.