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Marquis de Sade's "Justine"

Justine
Deadly Sanctuary

1969

Jess Franco
Director

While in the slammer, the Marquis de Sade pens the tale of two sisters forced to make their way in the world, orphaned and more or less penniless.

To say Justine has a bad day would be an understatement as she flees a house of sin only to get involved in theft and murder and finally taken in by a religious sect, which would be fine but for Jack Palance being their spiritual leader.

Fairly coherent by Franco standards in glorious colour but perhaps too mild to satisfy exploitation genre fans.

The Blue Underground DVD contains a 20 minute interview with Jess Franco and Harry Alan Towers in which they discuss the film warts and all.



3rd April 1969
Cinema






27th January 2004
DVD



124 mins
1.66:1
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Klaus Kinski
Marquis De Sade
Romina Power
Justine
Maria Rohm
Juliette
Rosemary Dexter
Claudine
Carmen de Lirio
Madame De Buisson
Akim Tamiroff
Du Harpin
Gustavo Re
Derroches
Mercedes McCambridge
Madame Dusbois
Serena Vergano
Prisoner
José Manuel Martín
Victor
Mike Brendel
Pierre
Harald Leipnitz
Raymond
Horst Frank
Marquis de Bressac
Angel Petit
Jasmin
Sylva Koscina
Marquise de Bressac
Howard Vernon
Clement
Jack Palance
Antonin
Rosalba Neri
Florette
Claudia Gravy
Olivia
Gérard Tichy
Count
Luis Ciges
Manuel
Jess Franco
Theatre Act