Marat/Sade (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes

Marat/Sade (1966)

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Adaptation of Peter Weiss's searing allegory of the freedom of the individual battling against the demands of society. A group of upper-class Parisians in the time of Napoleon visit the insane asylum at Charenton, where the institutionalized Marquis de Sade leads the inmates in a play he's written, which depicts the assassination of the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday. Film debut of Glenda Jackson.

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Cast

Ian Richardson
as Jean-Paul Marat
Patrick Magee
as Marquis de Sade
Glenda Jackson
as Charlotte Corday
Clifford Rose
as M. Coulmier
Brenda Kempner
as Mme. Coulmier
Ruth Baker
as Mlle. Coulmier
Freddie Jones
as Cucurucu
Jeanette Landis
as Rossignol
Susan Williamson
as Simonne Evrard
John Steiner
as Duperret
James Mellor
as Schoolmaster
Ian Hogg
as Military Representative
John Hussey
as Newly Rich Lady
John Harwood
as Voltaire
Leon Lissek
as Lavoisier
Dick Callinan
as Musician
Michael Gould
as Musician
Nicholas Moes
as Musician
Paul Hiley
as Musician
Mary Allen
as Patient
Guy Gordon
as Patient
Sheila Grant
as Patient
Lyn Pinkney
as Patient
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Critic Reviews for Marat/Sade

All Critics (11)

Though not as powerful as the play, even if there's the same director and performers, it still connects with a modern audience.

July 1, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Aggressively bizarre but fascinating.

September 27, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
eFilmCritic.com

Told in rhyme and song, Marat/Sade entertains, informs, moves and horrifies in equal measure.

May 12, 2003 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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