Quills

2000 • 124 minutes
4.3
81 reviews
75%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Quills imagines the final days of history's most infamous sexual adventurer, the Marquis de Sade. A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid (Winslet) smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest (Phoenix). The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor (Caine) tries to put an end to the fun, inadvertently stoking the excitement to a fever pitch. Featuring a cast that includes Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush, Oscar nominee Kate Winslet, rising star Joaquin Phoenix, and Academy Award® winner Michael Caine, Quills playfully turns Sade's story into a sexy, sinister and shattering tale he himself might have written.
Rating
R
4.3
81 reviews
Robert Roach (Video Monster)
March 22, 2017
Greatest dark romantic movie. In which it softly touch's on aspects of BDSM in a subtle way. Play it for your date and find out where their sexual tolerances are. This movie runs though several layers of intimacy, all just enough to open conversations with your lover
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Deborah Houston
April 27, 2015
Never saw a movie so great, and haven't seen one since this good. It captivated my interest f beginning to end!!!
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Sean Ian
March 27, 2016
This fictionalized account of The Marquis de Sade morphs from a salacious black comedy to a brutal cautionary tale for those who dare to be different.
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