Libertins (Libertines)

During the reign of Louis XV, the French Marquis de Sade who is fleeing from the suit for licentious behaviour that has been filed against him in Marseilles takes refuge in Venice, in the company of his mistress whom he passes off as his legitimate wife. As he regularly attends the Salons of the City instead of adopting an attitude of discretion more suited to his predicament, the Marquis promptly finds himself facing the reproaches of his mistress as well as the investigations of Venetian spies. Between eroticism and burlesque situations, this film draws a striking and surprising portrait of the libertarian mores of the eighteenth century.

Un aristocrate français, fuyant le procès qui vient de lui être intenté à Marseille pour mœurs dissolus, se réfugie à Venise accompagné de sa maitresse, la propre sœur de sa femme qu’il fait passer pour son épouse légitime. Fréquentant assidument les bordels de la Cité au lieu d’afficher une discrétion plus en rapport avec sa situation, il se retrouve rapidement confronté aux reproches de sa maitresse et aux  enquêtes des espions vénitiens. Entre érotisme et situations cocasses, ce film est un tableau saisissant et surprenant des mœurs libertaires du dix-huitième siècle.

Visa 150 678 / 2019 / Drama / 86 mn. / Scope / V.F and English subtitles / contact@opheliafilm.com