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Time Out says

Although very different from Kaufman's Quills, Jacquot's film also focuses on an aging and incarcerated marquis, this time on the orders of Robespierre, in a country house run like a hotel for the enemies of the Republic. Here, however, the infamous libertine is portrayed as a free thinker and convivial, erudite intellectual. At the climax he deflowers a virgin of noble birth by proxy, and insists he's whipped for it, but that's the only remotely salacious sequence in a reasonably engrossing, well acted if underwhelming drama.
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Release Details

  • Duration:100 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Benoît Jacquot
  • Screenwriter:Bernard Minoret, Jacques Fieschi
  • Cast:
    • Vincent Branchet
    • Philippe Duquesne
    • Grégoire Colin
    • Marianne Denicourt
    • Raymond Gérome
    • Daniel Auteuil
    • Jean-Pierre Cassel
    • Isild Le Besco
    • Jeanne Balibar
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