Amy Hesketh takes the director’s chair for the third time to direct Jac Avila and Mila Joya in her new film Le Marquis de la Croix.
After her intense experience with Barbazul, Amy felt more daring this time. She was going to ask more from her actors. Jac and Amy inspired by the writings of the Marquis de Sade, came up with an idea. They thought “we have the set, the props, the costumes, so, why not make another movie?”
Casting was not difficult. Mila had proven herself in Maleficarum and Barbazul and she was willing to be put through hell one more time. Jac was not against the idea of playing a deranged Marquis. He enjoyed playing the equally if not more maniac Barbazul very much and he felt that he could become De La Croix, channeling one of his most admired writers the Marquis de Sade.
Amy set out to direct Jac and Mila in a tale of mad, sadistic passion. The shooting took only two weeks during May of 2011. It was released in October, 2012
The Marquis de la Croix is imprisoned in a dark and humid dungeon where he has certain privileges. He’s a Marquis, after all. He writes, eats well, enjoys the best wine and furnishes and decorates his cell
The best of his privileges is that he gets women. And not just any woman. He gets women who are condemned to die and who are given a choice: Death or to spend the rest of their short lives with Le Marquis.
Mila plays Zinga, a gypsy woman who chooses the infamous Marquis over death by the guillotine. It doesn’t take long for her to wish she had chosen the big knife instead.