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Quills (2-Sep-2000)

Director: Philip Kaufman

Writer: Doug Wright

From a play by: Doug Wright

Music by: Stephen Warbeck

Producers: Nick Wechsler; Julia Chasman; Peter Kaufman

Keywords: Romantic Drama, Horror, Biography

A controversial French writer, remanded to an insane asylum, squares off against a repressive doctor.

Erotic writer Marquis de Sade is remanded to the Charenton Asylum for the Insane as punishment for his works during the post-French Revolution Reign of Terror, suffering at the hands of a conservative doctor demanding that the sympathetic priest in charge of the asylum stop his ongoing artistic endeavors. An unlikely battle of wits and ingenuity erupts when de Sade resorts to wine and blood to create his pieces in the absence of his beloved quills, eventually dictating his work to an asylum custodian who rejects his repeated sexual advances.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Caine
14-Mar-1933   Get Carter
Patrick Malahide
24-Mar-1945   Alleyn Mysteries
Stephen Moyer
11-Oct-1969   Bill Compton on True Blood
Joaquin Phoenix
28-Oct-1974   Gladiator
Geoffrey Rush
6-Jul-1951   Shine, Quills
Amelia Warner
4-Jun-1982   Lorna Doone
Billie Whitelaw
6-Jun-1932 21-Dec-2014 The Krays
Kate Winslet
5-Oct-1975   Titanic


Geoffrey Rush   ...   The Marquis de Sade
Kate Winslet   ...   Madeleine
Joaquin Phoenix   ...   Coulmier
Michael Caine   ...   Royer-Collard
Billie Whitelaw   ...   Mme. LeClerc
Patrick Malahide   ...   Delbené
Amelia Warner   ...   Simone
Jane Menelaus   ...   Renee Pelagie
Stephen Moyer   ...   Prouix
Tony Pritchard   ...   Valcour
Michael Jenn   ...   Cleante
Danny Babington   ...   Pitou
George Yiasoumi   ...   Dauphin
Stephen Marcus   ...   Bouchon
Elizabeth Berrington   ...   Charlotte
Edward Tudor-Pole   ...   Franval
Harry Jones   ...   Orvolle
Bridget McConnel   ...   Mme. Bougival
Pauline McLynn   ...   Mlle. Clairwill
Rebecca Palmer   ...   Michette
Toby Sawyer   ...   Louison
Daniel Ainsleigh   ...   Guerin
Alex Avery   ...   Abbe du Maupas
Terry O'Neill   ...   Gaillon
Diana Morrison   ...   Mlle. Renard
Carol MacReady   ...   Sister Noirceuil
Tom Ward   ...   The Horseman
Richard Mulholland   ...   Fop
Ron Cook   ...   Napoleon
Julian Tait   ...   Pawnbroker
Deborah Vale   ...   Sister Rose Fatima
Tessa Vale   ...   Sister Flavie
Howard Lew Lewis   ...   First Vendor
Andrew Dunford   ...   Second Vendor
Lisa Hammond   ...   Prostitute
Mathew Fraser   ...   Lunatic Band Member
Jamie Beddard   ...   Lunatic at Play


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