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Quills, 2000

Quills
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Written by: Doug Wright
Language:  English
Country:  USA, Germany, UK
Runtime:  124 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Quills is sexual, stylized, and rough. The plot centers around the life of a writer, rebellion, and fighting the system. It is a drama, period, and erotic movie. In approach, Quills is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a mental institution. The setting is France. Quills happens in the 18th century. The movie is known for being critically acclaimed and an award winner. Note that it includes violent content.

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Michael Caine as Dr. Royer Collard and Amelia Warner as Simone in Quills (2000)
Joaquin Phoenix as Abbe Coulmier and Kate Winslet as Madeleine in Quills (2000)
Kate Winslet as Madeleine and Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade in Quills (2000)
Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade in Quills (2000)
Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade and Kate Winslet as Madeleine in Quills (2000)
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Based on the award-winning play by Doug Wright, this erotic and fantastical drama reconstructs the unknown... more

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Language: English
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Release date: 2 September 2000
Runtime: 124 min

Cast and Crew

Geoffrey Rush Geoffrey Rush As The Marquis de Sade
Kate Winslet Kate Winslet As Madeleine 'Maddy' LeClerc
Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix As The Abbe du Coulmier
Michael Caine Michael Caine As Dr. Royer-Collard
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Film.com
The dialogue is sparkingly witty, and Phoenix and Winslet are excellent in what are, after all, meant to be fairly one-dimensional roles.
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USA Today
Uniformly robust acting puts still more feathers in the caps of Rush, Winslet and Caine.
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a good depiction of marquis de Sade as a graphomaniac locked up in an asylum. a movie that doesn't take Sade's "legacy" very seriously. very nice!
04.September.2008 |  by: mishehu
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