Marquis 1989
Directed by Henri Xhonneux Ribald, violent, surreal and satirical, Marquis offers a unique take on the events leading up to the French revolution as seen from the perspective of the notorious Marquis de Sade. Presented in metaphorical terms, each of the actors' faces are covered by an animal mask that more or less represents their character.

The dog-faced Marquis de Sade is imprisoned  in the Bastille for blasphemy, where he entertains himself by writing pornographic novels and holding long conversations with his talking penis. Among the other prisoners is Justine, a pregnant cow who claims she was raped and is carrying the King’s child. The prison’s Confessor plots to hide the bastard heir by claiming De Sade is the father; meanwhile, outside the Bastille walls revolutionaries would like to free the political prisoners for their own purposes.

DVD5 + DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:19:22 | 4.36 Gb + 7.81 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais, Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Francais, Deutsch
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Director: Henri Xhonneux
Cast: Francois Marthouret, Valerie Kling, Michel Robin
Country: Belgium, France

Extras (DVD 2):
-- Paralleles - Behind the Scenes: option allowing to watch the entire Marquis switching between the actual film and behind-the-scenes footage via the "Multiple Angles" menu (in German and French with German subtitles).
-- Making Of, originally Sous les masques, les visages (in French with German subtitles).
-- Die Masken: 6 short video clips detailing the elaborate makeup of Marquis (in French with German subtitles).
-- Rehearsal footage of two scenes not included in the final print (in French with German subtitles).

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