Your ear wax is resisting my tongue...
Based on the last years of the life of the notorious pornographic novelist, the Marquis de Sade, the film plays much like one of his stories, full of rich language, the odd bits of sex and some gruesome violence. The Marquis is imprisoned in a lunatic asylum, but still succeeds in smuggling out manuscripts with the help of an infatuated chamber maid, much to the annoyance of his jailer, the abbe, and Napoleon. Napoleon orders an ''assistant'' to go to the asylum to ''help'' the abbe with his problems. The assistant is a cruel and sadistic ''doctor'' who specialises in barbaric ''cures'' for the mentally ill. The Marquis naturally becomes his most important patient...|
122 minutes, No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity, Violence, Prejudice)
Where's it showing?
Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Malahide, Amelia Warner, Jane Menelaus, Stephen Moyer, Tony Pritchard, Michael Jenn, Danny Babington
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Fox Searchlight Pictures, Hollywood Partners, Industry Entertainment, Walrus & Associates|
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||8|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||10|
|Cape TimesChristopher Rodrigues||10|
|The StarJanine Walker||6|
|Die BurgerFrancois Smith||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|SA City LifeTony Jackman||15|
|SAfm Screen & CoAlan Swerdlow||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Catharine Tunnacliffe||10|
|Box Office (USA)Annlee Ellingson||13|
|Total Film (UK)Alan Morrison||15|
|Film Review (UK)Lórien Haynes||20|
|Uncut (UK)Nick Hasted||15|
|Empire (UK)Ian Nathan||10|
|Average .. 61%||12|
|Barry Maltz (21) ||18|
|Frank Kruger (34) ||20|
|Average .. 95%||19|
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