Marat Sade
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Adapted from his own Royal Shakespeare Company production of Peter Weiss' play entitled The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, Peter Brook directs this fascinating look into revolution, power, and human frailty. During the 19th century, fashionable theatergoers would attend ostensibly therapeutic stage performances by mental asylum inmates. The film opens on July 19, 1809, with Monsieur Coubnier (Clifford Rose), the officious head of the Charenton asylum, introducing that night's show --… More

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"Though not as powerful as the play, even if there's the same director and performers, it still connects with a modern audience."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Aggressively bizarre but fascinating."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Told in rhyme and song, Marat/Sade entertains, informs, moves and horrifies in equal measure."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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