|Ian Richardson||Jean-Paul Marat|
|Patrick Magee||Marquis de Sade|
|Glenda Jackson||Charlotte Corday|
|Clifford Rose||Monsieur Coulmier|
Adapted by Peter Brook from his renowned stage production, this period drama depicts French writer and aristocrat Marquis de Sade directing a performance while institutionalized in an asylum. Relating the death of revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat at the hand of Charlotte Corday (Glenda Jackson, in her first major role), the play, also starring de Sade, sees the disturbed mental patients become increasingly unruly during the course of the story.