Cruel Passion

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Cruel Passion
2012 UK DVD cover
Directed byChris Boger
Written byMarquis de Sade (novel)
Ian Cullen
Produced byChris Boger
StarringKoo Stark
Martin Potter
Lydia Lisle
Katherine Kath
CinematographyRoger Deakins
Edited byPeter Delfgou
Distributed byEuro London Films
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Running time
98 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
West Germany

Cruel Passion (also known as Justine) is a 1977 film starring Koo Stark, Martin Potter, Lydia Lisle, and Katherine Kath. It was directed by Chris Boger and based on the 1791 novel Justine by the Marquis de Sade.[1]


Justine is a young virgin thrown out of a French orphanage and into the depraved world of prostitution. She slips into a life of debauchery, torture, whipping, slavery and salaciousness while her brazen, flirtatious and liberated sister Juliette ironically receives nothing but happiness and reward for her wanton behavior.


  • Koo Stark as Justine Jerome
  • Martin Potter as Lord Carlisle
  • Lydia Lisle as Juliette Jerome
  • Katherine Kath as Madame Laronde
  • Hope Jackman as Mrs Bonny
  • Barry McGinn as George
  • Louis Ife as Pastor John
  • Maggie Petersen as Mother Superior
  • David Masterman as Archer
  • Ian McKay as Brough
  • Ann Michelle as Pauline


Home media[edit]

The DVD is now available uncut in the United Kingdom as "Cruel Passion" and in the United States as "Marquis de Sade's Justine"[2]


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Justine (1977)". AllMovie. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  2. ^ Melon Farmers [1] Retrieved 22 May 2012

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