About the film
Sade en procès
Release Date: October 05, 1999
|Production Companies||:||ARTE France Cinéma|
|Producers||:||Fabienne Servan Schreiber, Florence Hamel|
|Writers||:||Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Pierre Beuchot, Jean-Jacques Pauvert|
In 1956, the rich French publisher of the works of the Marquis de Sade, Jean-Jacques Pauvert, was summoned to court for violating good morals and publishing pornography. Sade was born in 1755 and already in 1778 he was sentenced to a years-long prison, which was renewed by himself because of the writing of "scandalous" texts. This saved his life after the French revolution, but he soon came into conflict with Robespierre.