Quills is a 2000 period film directed by Philip Kaufman and adapted from the Obie award-winning play by Doug Wright, who also wrote the original screenplay. Inspired by the life and work of the Marquis de Sade, Quills re-imagines the last years of the Marquis' incarceration in the insane asylum at Charenton. It stars Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade, Joaquin Phoenix as the Abbé du Coulmier, Michael Caine as Dr. Royer-Collard, and Kate Winslet as laundress Madeleine "Maddie" LeClerc. Wikipedia
Quills is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Films based on plays, Films set in the 19th century, American drama films, German films, British films, British drama films, Films about psychiatry and Films set in France.
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Royer-Collard: If you're going to martyr yourself Abbe, do it for God, not the chambermaid.