House of Pleasures
Friday, November 25, 2011 - Tuesday, January 3, 2012
In this lush, atmospheric look at the final days of an elegant, turn-of-the-century brothel, we go inside the cloistered walls of L’Apollonide to meet the Madam (Noemie Lvovsky), her elite clientele, and some dozen “girls” — veterans and newcomers, romantics and cynics, schemers and innocents. Upending the period drama with split screens, time shifts and a modern soundtrack, this is a provocative and beautiful film about the world’s oldest profession — and an exploration of how the past is remembered.
Official selection: Cannes, Toronto International Film Festivals
- Country France
- Language French
- Rating NR
- Running Time 125 minutes
- Website http://www.sundanceselects.com
- Director Bertrand Bonello
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