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Marat/Sade (film)

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Marat/Sade (film)

For the play, see Marat/Sade.
DVD cover
Directed by Peter Brook
Produced by Michael Birkett
Written by Peter Weiss (play)
Adrian Mitchell (screenplay)
Geoffrey Skelton (translation)
Starring Patrick Magee
Ian Richardson
Michael Williams
Clifford Rose
Glenda Jackson
Freddie Jones
Music by Richard Peaslee
Cinematography David Watkin
Editing by Tom Priestley
Distributed by United Artists Corporation
Release date(s) USA February 22, 1967
UK 8 March 1967
Running time 116 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, usually shortened to Marat/Sade (pronounced: [ma.ʁa.sad]), is a 1967 film adaptation of Peter Weiss' play Marat/Sade. The screen adaptation is directed by Peter Brook, and originated in his theatre production for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The English version was written by Adrian Mitchell from a translation by Geoffrey Skelton.

The cast included Ian Richardson, Patrick Magee, Glenda Jackson, Clifford Rose, and Freddie Jones. It was filmed at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire and released by United Artists on February 22, 1967 in the United States, and 8 March 1967 in the United Kingdom. The film's score comprised Richard Peaslee's compositions. David Watkin was the cinematographer.[1] The film uses the full title in the opening credits, though most of the publicity materials uses the shortened form.


Brook shared the Nastro d'Argento for Best Director of a Foreign Film with Robert Bresson, who was honored for Mouchette, and received Special Mention at the Locarno International Film Festival. The film also currently holds a 100% score of the internet metacritic site Rotten Tomatoes, although it does not have full certification of this fact on the site, due to a relatively small number of reviewers.[2]


Peter Brook's staging from the film (left), with David's La Mort de Marat its inspiration (right).


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi

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