Marquis (1989)



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Ribald, violent, surreal and satirical, Marquis offers a unique take on the events leading up to the French revolution as seen from the perspective of the notorious Marquis de Sade. Presented in metaphorical terms, each of the actors' faces are covered by an animal mask that more or less represents their character. Their voices were dubbed in later. The tale opens while the dog-faced Marquis de Sade serves jail time. When not working on his writing, he engages in long conversations with Colin … More

Rating: R
Genre: Animation, Art House & International, Comedy, Special Interest
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Written By: Henri Xhonneux, Roland Topor
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Critic Reviews for Marquis

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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August 20, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Marquis

Trapped in the Bastille, the Marquis de Sade nonetheless engages in political intrigue, writes S&M porn, and engages in long talks with his penis---which talks back. All of the characters wear animal masks while explicitly re-enacting some of the Maquis' greatest hits, making this intelligent French film into a disturbing cross between MEET THE FEEBLES and SALO.

Greg S

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It's a visually grotesque and yet symbolic film, it's not difficult to see what the director intended for the viewers to understand. The script was beautifully crafted, costumes were superb. Loved the metaphors of the animal masks which described the characters well. The film is truly a masterpiece that covered all of the genres.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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