After a film of "Nana" is shown in 1914, the young cinema owner BORDENAVE # nephew of the former owner of the disreputable "Théâtre des Variétés" # asks an OLD LADY to tell him all about ...
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A beautiful film which is basically about a man, a piano player, who meets and falls in love with a beautiful and voluptuous woman, who, by some strange procedure, leaves the man unable to ... See full summary »
3 episodes set in Montecarlo. In the first one a priest is compelled to become the lover of a princess. In the second, a con woman tries to cheat an insurance man. In the third, a man has ... See full summary »
In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core ... See full summary »
After a film of "Nana" is shown in 1914, the young cinema owner BORDENAVE # nephew of the former owner of the disreputable "Théâtre des Variétés" # asks an OLD LADY to tell him all about the legendary NANA. She begins to tell him the true story of Nana's life (unjustly altered by Zola). 1867-70: the young Nana, a street harlot, celebrates her acting debut at the "Théâtre des Variétés". She has average talent, but her incredible femininity and the magical attractions of her body soon gain her power over ministers, aristocrats, and numerous gentlemen in the respectable upper echelons of society, all of whom shower her with valuable gifts # even a villa of her own. The upper classes are not prepared to treat Nana as an equal, however # whereupon Nana promptly ends her liaison with COUNT MUFFAT. After her next relationship with the brutal, violent and alcoholic actor FONTAN, who takes her back onto the streets, Nana's heart is broken. Using her body as a weapon, she decides on a campaign ... Written by