This film directed by Philip Kaufman, is about a French notorious writer who writes books about sexual situations. Geoffrey Rush plays the Marquis de Sade. Kate Winslet Madeline LeCrec, de Sade's laundress who smuggles his last writings out of the asylum. Michael Caine will play de Sade's doctor and Joaquin Phoenix will play Abbe de Coulmier.
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