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synopsis_NN
:_:
committed_JJ
to_IN
an_DT
asylum_NN
,_,
the_DT
marquis_NN
de_NP
sade_???
(_(
rush_NN
)_)
continues_VBZ
to_IN
publish_VB
pornographic_JJ
literature_NN
,_,
aided_VBN
by_IN
young_JJ
maid_NN
madeleine_JJ
(_(
winslet_NN
)_)
._.
abbe_???
coulmier_NN
(_(
phoenix_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
runs_VBZ
the_DT
hospital_NN
,_,
disapproves_VBZ
of_IN
the_DT
stories_NNS
,_,
but_CC
humours_NNS
him_PP
in_CD
the_DT
hope_NN
of_IN
achieving_VBG
a_DT
cure_NN
._.
de_NP
sade_???
's_BEZ
craft_NN
and_CC
life_NN
are_BER
threatened_VBN
when_CS
the_DT
emperor_NN
dispatches_NNS
dr_NN
royer-collard_NP
(_(
michael_NP
caine_JJ
)_)
to_IN
stop_NN
the_DT
marquis_NN
'_"
work_NN
,_,
permanently_RB
._.
review_NN
:_:
"_"
quills_NNS
"_"
is_BEZ
an_DT
exploration_NN
of_IN
the_DT
marquis_NN
de_NP
sade_???
:_:
his_PP$
madness_NN
,_,
his_PP$
cruelty_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
perversion_NN
,_,
his_PP$
obsession_NN
with_IN
sex_NN
in_IN
any_DT
form_NN
,_,
no_DT
matter_NN
how_WRB
obscene_JJ
._.
but_CC
"_"
quills_NNS
"_"
also_RB
details_NNS
the_DT
marquis_NN
'_"
determination_NN
:_:
to_IN
write_VB
in_IN
spite_NN
of_IN
the_DT
obstacles_NNS
put_VB
in_IN
his_PP$
path_NN
,_,
and_CC
to_IN
propagate_VB
his_PP$
words_NNS
to_IN
the_DT
masses_NNS
._.
the_DT
extent_NN
to_IN
which_WDT
de_NP
sade_???
is_BEZ
willing_JJ
to_TO
go_VB
to_IN
practise_NN
his_PP$
trade_NN
is_BEZ
amongst_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
most_DT
intriguing_JJ
elements_NNS
,_,
as_CS
when_CS
de_NP
sade_???
scribes_NNS
a_DT
story_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
blood_NN
,_,
or_CC
narrates_NNS
a_DT
tale_NN
via_IN
of_IN
a_DT
chain_NN
of_IN
fellow_NN
inmates_NNS
,_,
cell_NN
to_IN
cell_NN
._.
to_IN
provide_VB
a_NP
contrast_NN
with_IN
the_DT
marquis_NN
,_,
wright_NP
involves_VBZ
him_PP
with_IN
two_CD
very_RB
different_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
one_CD
is_BEZ
the_DT
abbe_???
,_,
a_DT
handsome_JJ
,_,
charming_JJ
and_CC
kindly_JJ
man_NN
whose_WP$
desires_NNS
are_BER
stymied_VBN
by_IN
his_PP$
oath_NN
to_IN
god_NP
._.
the_DT
abbe_???
lusts_NNS
for_IN
madeleine_JJ
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
wizened_JJ
marquis_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
have_HV
her_PP$
._.
and_CC
then_RB
there_EX
is_BEZ
royer-collard_NN
,_,
a_DT
hypocrite_NN
who_WP
in_IN
truth_NN
is_BEZ
as_CS
sadistic_JJ
as_IN
any_DT
of_IN
the_DT
marquis_NN
'_"
motley_JJ
creations_NNS
._.
rush_NN
is_BEZ
splendid_JJ
as_CS
de_NP
sade_???
,_,
utterly_RB
inhabiting_VBG
the_DT
character_NN
._.
kaufman_NP
's_POS
direction_NN
is_BEZ
fine_JJ
,_,
and_CC
he_PP
is_BEZ
able_JJ
to_TO
bring_VB
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
bizarre_JJ
humour_NN
to_IN
the_DT
grim_JJ
proceedings_NNS
._.
the_DT
plot_NN
itself_PPX
is_BEZ
rather_RB
mundane_JJ
and_CC
plays_VBZ
out_RP
unsurprisingly_RB
,_,
but_CC
this_DT
is_BEZ
virtually_RB
unimportant_JJ
._.
for_IN
two_CD
hours_NNS
,_,
"_"
quills_NNS
"_"
acquaints_NNS
us_PP
with_IN
the_DT
marquis_NN
de_NP
sade_???
--_???
and_CC
,_,
more_RBR
frightening_JJ
still_RB
,_,
allows_VBZ
us_PP
brief_JJ
insight_NN
into_IN
his_PP$
scatological_JJ
soul_NN
._.