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Love Street (2002)

Rue des plaisirs (original title)
A handyman in a 1940s Paris brothel tries to help the prostitute he loves with her singing career and romantic life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Timsit ...
Petit Louis
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Marion
Vincent Elbaz ...
Dimitri Josco
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Léna
Isabelle Spade ...
Camille
Bérangère Allaux ...
Violette
Patrick Floersheim ...
Le Roumain
Manuel Bonnet ...
Homme Roumain 1
Pascal Parmentier ...
Homme Roumain 2
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Dolorès (as Dolorès Chaplin)
Carole Esther ...
Carol (as Carol Esther)
Florence Geanty ...
Florence
Isabelle Le Nouvel ...
Isabelle
Sophie Le Tellier ...
Sophie
Céline Samie ...
Céline
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Having stayed on as a wartime handyman in Le Palais Oriental after being born there, Petit Louis has become immune to the charms of the working girls. Then Marion arrives and he is completely smitten. Feeling he is not the sort of romantic figure she deserves, he encourages a relationship between her and shadowy Dimitri Josco while also fostering her singing talent. As the war ends and the authorities close down all bordellos a strange triangular relationship develops, complicated by Dimitri's black market past. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$634,923 (France) (15 February 2002)
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Night Club Swing
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Brothel romance
13 March 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

You're always on for something special with Patrice Leconte. While "Rue des plaisirs" is not his best film, by far, it's still enjoyable. The cinematography is great and the cast is doing a good job. The story is told by a trio of Parisian prostitutes well past their best-before date. It's the story of P'tit Louis, the handyman at the brothel, and Marion the newly arrived girl. P'tit Louis vows to take care of her for the rest of her life. He's in love with her, but he won't tell her. He'll just be by her sides, to try to make her happy, even pushing her in the arms of a prince charmant who turns out to be a trouble maker. It's not a great film, but one could argue that it's a great love story. Great music from the 30's on.

Seen at home, in Toronto, on March 12th, 2006.

78/100 (**½)


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