De Sade

Synopsis: Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade's life from childhood to manhood. A life infamous for erotic behavior, going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eludes him.
Production: American International Pictures
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120 min

- Monsieur.

- My Lord.

Well, I'm ready.

And we are ready, too, monsieur.

What's the matter, my Son?

Where is she?

I beg your pardon?

Your daughter, the one I mean to marry.

This is she.

But this isn't...

Have you no other daughter?

Madame, have you no other daughter?

My daughter Anne is not involved.

But you don't understand.

This is not the one. This is not she.

Monsieur, the contract was signed

between yourself and the Lady Rene...

...who loves you dearly.

- It must be torn up and redone.

- Outrageous!

Are you mad?

Monsieur, your son has signed

a binding contract.

No, madame, it is not.

I warn you, my Son, you have no choice.

You must do as you are told, Son.

Madame, it's impossible...


"My dear Son...

"I beg that you reconsider and

return immediately by the post chaise...

"...that I have hired for your return trip.

"I have requested your uncle, the Abb,

to write to Madame de Montreuil...

"...stating that you left for Avignon

to prepare a house for your bride to be...

"...but unfortunately,

you have been delayed there by illness.

- "I've assured Madame..."

- Never mind the letter!

"I have assured Madame...

"...that you are in bed

with a serious attack of fever."

What a fever to be in bed with.

There's more.

There's always more.

"Do you not appreciate, Son,

that a marriage contract is a legal...

"...and enforceable document...

"...and the penalty for its breach

is your imprisonment?

"A reprisal, the dear madame assures me,

she will use without hesitation.

"I beg that you reconsider

and return immediately to your betrothed...

"...who is most eager for your return."

Does the thought of your blushing bride

hasten your departure, my lover?

I hasten because of the prison sentence

that bitch mother of hers...

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Richard Matheson

Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is best known as the author of I Am Legend, a 1954 science fiction horror vampire novel that has been adapted for the screen four times, as well as the movie Somewhere In Time for which Matheson wrote the screenplay, based on his novel Bid Time Return. Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of The Twilight Zone, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel". He adapted his 1971 short story "Duel" as a screenplay directed by a young Steven Spielberg, for the television film of the same name that year. Seven more of his novels or short stories have been adapted as major motion pictures — The Shrinking Man, Hell House, What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere in Time), A Stir of Echoes, Steel (filmed as Real Steel), and Button, Button. Lesser movies based on his work include two from his early noir novels — Cold Sweat, based on his novel Riding the Nightmare, and Les seins de glace (Icy Breasts), based on his novel Someone is Bleeding. more…

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