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Marat/Sade is the short title for 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, a 1967 film adaptation of the play of the same name by Peter Weiss. The adaptation, written by Adrian Mitchell and directed by Peter Brook, originated in their theatre production for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The film uses the full title in the opening credits, though most of the publicity materials use the shortened form.

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 March 8, 1967 in the United Kingdom. The film's score comprised Richard Peaslee's compositions. David Watkin served as cinematographer.


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.

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