Quills

Quills (2000)

Genres - Biography, Comedy Drama, Drama, Mature  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film, Erotic Thriller, LGBT-Related Film  |   Release Date - Nov 22, 2000  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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".

Movie Info

Budget

$13,500,000

Box Office

$17,989,227

Tags

$, 19th Century, Art, Art/Music, Asylum, De Sade, French Revolution, Independent, Lgbtq, Maid, Marquis, True Stories

Attributes

Filming Location: London, Pinewood Studios
Narrative Location: France

Alternate Titles

Contos Proibidos do Marquês de Sade
BR
Düşlerin efendisi
TR
La plume et le sang
CA
Letras prohibidas, la leyenda del Marqués de Sade
AR, MX
Marchizul de Sade
RO
Markii de Sade'i mängud
EE
Otrovno pero Marquisea de Sadea
HR
Pene
RO
Pero
RS
Quills
AU, CA, DK, IN, ID, ES, GB, US
Quills - As Penas do Desejo
PT
Quills - La penna dello scandalo
IT
Quills - Macht der Besessenheit
DE
Quills - Syntiset säkeet
FI
Quills, i pena tis amartias
GR
Quills, la plume et le sang
FR
Quills: Η πένα της αμαρτίας
GR
Sade márki játékai
HU
Skandalingoji plunksna
LT
Skandalozno pero
SI
Zatrute pióro
PL
Историята на маркиз дьо Сад
BG
Пір'я маркіза де Сада
UA
Перо маркиза де Сада
RU
クイルズ
JP
鵝毛筆
TW