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In Theaters: November 22, 2000

R | Drama | 2h 3m


In an insane asylum in Paris, 1807, an infamous author and sexual maven Marquis de Sade (Rush) is treated for insanity by a doctor (Caine) hired by de Sade's wife. A priest (Phoenix) is asked to meet with de Sade, which sets the two (doctor and priest) into a battle of wills over the debate of morality and sin. Added to the mix is de Sade's maid (Winslet) who is able to visit him frequently and smuggle out what will become his last writings.

Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Pauline McLynn
Director: Philip Kaufman
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Julia Chasman, Nick Wechsler, Peter Kaufman
Writer(s): Doug Wright
Official Site: www.quillsthemovie.com/quills/options.htm