• Drama
  • Rated: 18,MA 15+,18A,R,16,16+
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
  • Writer: Doug Wright
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Quills is a 2000 American-British-German period film directed by Philip Kaufman and adapted from the Obie award-winning play by Doug Wright, who also wrote the original screenplay. Inspired by the life and work of the Marquis de Sade, Quills re-imagines the last years of the Marquis' incarceration in the insane asylum at Charenton. It stars Geoffrey Rush as de Sade, Joaquin Phoenix as the Abbé du Coulmier, Michael Caine as Dr. Royer-Collard, and Kate Winslet as laundress Madeleine "Maddie" LeClerc. Well received by critics, Quills garnered numerous accolades for Rush, including nominations for an Oscar, BAFTA and a Golden Globe. The film was a modest art house success, averaging $27,709 per screen its debut weekend, and eventually grossing $17,989,277 internationally. Cited by historians as factually inaccurate, Quills filmmakers and writers said they were not making a biography of de Sade, but exploring issues such as censorship, pornography, sex, art, mental illness, and religion. It was released with an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America and an 18 rating from the British Board of Film Classification due to "strong horror, violence, sex, sexual violence, and nudity".
  • Drama
  • Rated: 18,MA 15+,18A,R,16,16+
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
  • Writer: Doug Wright

  • Geoffrey Rush
    Kate Winslet
    Leaf Phoenix
    Michael Caine
    Billie Whitelaw
    Patrick Malahide
    Amelia Warner
    Jane Menelaus
    Stephen Moyer
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Tony Pritchard
    Michael Jenn
    Danny Babington
    Stephen Marcus
    Elizabeth Berrington

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  • (2000)

  • Drama
  • Rated: 18,MA 15+,18A,R,16,16+
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
  • Writer: Doug Wright
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Quills is a 2000 American-British-German period film directed by Philip Kaufman and adapted from the Obie award-winning play by Doug Wright, who also wrote the original screenplay. Inspired by the life and work of the Marquis de Sade, Quills re-imagines the last years of the Marquis' incarceration in the insane asylum at Charenton. It stars Geoffrey Rush as de Sade, Joaquin Phoenix as the Abbé du Coulmier, Michael Caine as Dr. Royer-Collard, and Kate Winslet as laundress Madeleine "Maddie" LeClerc. Well received by critics, Quills garnered numerous accolades for Rush, including nominations for an Oscar, BAFTA and a Golden Globe. The film was a modest art house success, averaging $27,709 per screen its debut weekend, and eventually grossing $17,989,277 internationally. Cited by historians as factually inaccurate, Quills filmmakers and writers said they were not making a biography of de Sade, but exploring issues such as censorship, pornography, sex, art, mental illness, and religion. It was released with an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America and an 18 rating from the British Board of Film Classification due to "strong horror, violence, sex, sexual violence, and nudity".

Starring
  • Geoffrey Rush
    Kate Winslet
    Leaf Phoenix
    Michael Caine
    Billie Whitelaw
    Patrick Malahide
    Amelia Warner
    Jane Menelaus
    Stephen Moyer
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Tony Pritchard
    Michael Jenn
    Danny Babington
    Stephen Marcus
    Elizabeth Berrington