Quills (2000)

There are no bad words… only bad deeds.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2000-11-22
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 536 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
star 7.1/10
From 536 Ratings


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.

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  • Geoffrey Rush

    as Marquis de Sade
  • Kate Winslet

    as Madeleine LeClerc
  • Joaquin Phoenix

    as Abbe du Coulmier
  • Michael Caine

    as Dr. Royer-Collard
  • Billie Whitelaw

    as Madame LeClerc
  • Patrick Malahide

    as Delbené
  • Amelia Warner

    as Simone
  • Jane Menelaus

    as Renee Pelagie
  • Stephen Moyer

    as Prouix
  • Tony Pritchard

    as Valcour
  • Michael Jenn

    as Cleante
  • Danny Babington

    as Pitou
  • George Antoni

    as Dauphin
  • Stephen Marcus

    as Bouchon
  • Elizabeth Berrington

    as Charlotte
  • Edward Tudor-Pole

    as Franval
  • Harry Jones

    as Orvolle
  • Bridget McConnell

    as Madame Bougival
  • Pauline McLynn

    as Mademoiselle Clairwil
  • Rebecca Palmer

    as Michette
  • Toby Sawyer

    as Louison
  • Daniel Ainsleigh

    as Guerin
  • Alex Avery

    as Abbe du Maupas
  • Terry O'Neill

    as Gaillon
  • Diana Morrison

    as Mademoiselle Renard
  • Carol MacReady

    as Sister Noirceuil
  • Tom Ward

    as The Horseman
  • Richard Mulholland

    as Fop
  • Ron Cook

    as Napoleon
  • Julian Tait

    as Pawnbroker
  • Deborah Vale

    as Sister Rose Fatima
  • Tessa Vale

    as Sister Flavie
  • Howard Lew Lewis

    as First Vendor
  • Andrew Dunford

    as Second Vendor
  • Lisa Hammond

    as Prostitute
  • Mathew Fraser

    as Lunatic Band Member
  • Jamie Beddard

    as Lunatic at Play
Sound Stephen Warbeck Original Music Composer
Directing Philip Kaufman Director
Production Priscilla John Casting
Production Donna Isaacson Casting
Production Nick Wechsler Producer
Production Mark Huffam Co-Producer
Editing Peter Boyle Editor
Art Steven Lawrence Art Direction
Art Alastair Bullock Draughtsman
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Jeremy Woodhead Makeup & Hair
Art Martin Childs Production Design
Art Jill Quertier Set Decoration
Directing Vic Armstrong Second Unit Director
Production Julia Chasman Producer
Costume & Make-Up Michael O'Connor Assistant Costume Designer
Camera Rogier Stoffers Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Peter Swords King Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Peter Swords King Makeup Designer
Crew Neil Finnighan Stunts
Art Mark Raggett Supervising Art Director
Production Peter Kaufman Producer
Writing Doug Wright Screenplay
Art Matthew Gray Draughtsman
Crew Andy Bradford Stunt Coordinator
Production Des McAnuff Executive Producer
Production Sandra Schulberg Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline West Costume Design
Production Rudolf G. Wiesmeier Executive Producer
Art Gavin Fitch Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Suzi Turnbull Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound Lora Hirschberg Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Frank E. Eulner Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Nrinder Dhudwar Stunt Coordinator
Crew Brian Bishop Scenic Artist
Crew Doug Bishop Scenic Artist
Production Emily Lascelles Assistant Production Coordinator
Directing Sally Jones Script Supervisor
Visual Effects Tim Field Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound John Midgley Sound Mixer
Sound Robert Shoup Sound Effects Editor
Art Patricia Johnson Draughtsman
Camera Vince McGahon Steadicam Operator
Camera John Ward Steadicam Operator
Production Rachel Neale Location Manager
Lighting Kevin Edland Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Ronnie Phillips Electrician
Sound Sue Fox ADR Editor
Crew Jim Dowdall Stunt Coordinator
Art Barry Wilkinson Property Master
Crew Gary Birmingham Transportation Captain
Costume & Make-Up Nuala Conway Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Nuala Conway Key Makeup Artist
Art Martin Asbury Storyboard Artist
Crew Susan d'Arcy Unit Publicist
Crew Jazzer Jeyes Stunts
Sound Bruce Lacey Dialogue Editor
Camera Sam Barnes Clapper Loader
Sound Michael Axinn Assistant Dialogue Editor
Sound June Prinz Boom Operator
Crew Stuart Brisdon Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Conor O'Sullivan Prosthetic Supervisor
Crew Sarah Franzl Stunts
Production Elaine Burt Production Coordinator
Directing Toby Hefferman Second Second Assistant Director
Camera Jasper Fforde Focus Puller
Directing Deborah Saban First Assistant Director
Production Louis Elman ADR Voice Casting
Directing Matthew Penry-Davey Third Assistant Director
Camera Gary Hutchings Grip
Art John Blakeley Sculptor
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Brookman Wardrobe Master
Art Michael Redding Construction Coordinator
Lighting Alan Grosch Genetator Operator
Crew Richard Hammatt Stunt Coordinator
Crew Richard Bradshaw Stunts
Crew Tracey Eddon Stunts
Directing Olivia Lloyd Second Assistant Director
Editing Liz Roe First Assistant Editor
Production Sophie Dasic Post Production Accountant
Art Frances Bennett Standby Art Director
Art Jessie Hepple Art Department Assistant
Art Katy Harvey Art Department Assistant
Directing Mari Roberts Third Assistant Director
Crew Nicholas Du Boulay Floor Runner
Crew Charles Vaughan Floor Runner
Camera Sophie Wilson Camera Trainee
Lighting Tony Burns Electrician
Lighting Robert Brock Electrician
Lighting Dean Wilkinson Electrician
Lighting John Turner Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Helen Mattocks Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Kate Lee Makeup & Hair
Directing Richard Styles Second Unit First Assistant Director
Sound John Verbeck Foley Editor
Crew John Van Der Pool Special Effects Technician
Crew Mark Haddenham Special Effects Technician
Art Richard Lyon Construction Buyer
Art Stephen Eels Standby Carpenter
Art Ray Campbell Standby Painter
Lighting Ian Rolfe Standby Rigger