Quills

Factual error: In one of his first appearances, Proulx the Architect is using a modern pen on a pad of paper when taking notes.

David Mercier

Continuity mistake: After Madeleine has been whipped and she is putting her clothes back on, she puts her arm into the same sleeve twice.

David Mercier

Continuity mistake: In Abbe's dream, when he and Madeleine are making love, the position of their heads changes from being face to face in all the side shots, to side by side (so we can see Madeleine's face) in all the above shots. Madeleine's eyebrows also change, from having a kink in the left side one in several of the frontal shots, and to being smooth in all the side views.

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Trivia: The Marquis de Sade, a promiscuous man and a convicted rapist died of syphilis (a sexually-transmitted disease) in 1814.


Madeleine: It's a sin against God for me to refuse your kindness. But my heart's held fast here.
Coulmier: By whom? The Marquis?
Madeleine: Mother's not half so blind as you.

Marquis de Sade: I didn't create this world of ours. I merely recorded it.

Renee Pelagie: Desperation has driven me past etiquette, all the way to frenzy.
Dr. Royer-Collard: My schedule is not subject to the whim of lunatics.
Renee Pelagie: I beg to differ, you work in a madhouse. Your every waking moment is governed by the insane.

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Question: When Maddie leaves Abe's bedroom (after they shared a quick kiss), he rushes back out and calls her. Why does he call her back? If he wanted to say something to her, why not say it when she was in the room?

Chosen answer: Because he apparently had to work the courage up to say whatever it is he wanted to say. He was conflicted in his feelings for Maddie. He's a priest and isn't supposed to 'want' her the way he does. Catholic priests take a vow of chastity and he was trying to deal with his feelings as a man and his vows as a priest.

Shannon Jackson

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