Sade Directed by Benoît Jacquot Written by Serge Bramly (novel)
Produced by Patrick Godeau Starring Daniel Auteuil
Isild Le Besco
Cinematography Benoît Delhomme Edited by Luc Barnier Distributed by Océan Films 23 August 2000 100 minutes Country France Language French Budget $8.5 million Box office $3.4 million
Paris in 1794: After prolonged detention, the Marquis de Sade (Daniel Auteuil), who claims during the hearing to be neither noble nor the author of the novel Justine, is incarcerated with other nobles in a prison which was formerly a monastery in Picpus.
- Daniel Auteuil – Marquis de Sade
- Marianne Denicourt – Marie-Constance Quesnet / Sensible
- Jeanne Balibar – Madame Santero
- Grégoire Colin – Fournier
- Isild Le Besco – Emilie de Lancris
- Jean-Pierre Cassel – Le vicomte de Lancris
- Sylvie Testud – Renée de Sade
- Philippe Duquesne - Coignard
- François Levantal - Latour
- Quills was an English-language film covering similar subject matter, released the same year.