A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.
|Geoffrey Rush||Kate Winslet|
|Joaquin Phoenix||Michael Caine|
|Billie Whitelaw||Patrick Malahide|