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 Véra / ... (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Hortense Caillac / ... (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Rose (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Marguerite Fourchon (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Valentine (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Angèle (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Olympe (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
Sébastien Libessart ...
 Comissaire Principal Tarcy / ... (11 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Paul Caillac / ... (8 episodes, 2010)
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 Louis Mosca (8 episodes, 2013)
Fatou N'Diaye ...
 Pauline (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Kertel (8 episodes, 2013)
Martin Loizillon ...
 Bak (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Adrien (8 episodes, 2013)
Jean-Marie Frin ...
 Comissaire Angelus (8 episodes, 2013)
Simone Aisha ...
 Agläe (8 episodes, 2010)
Dinamene Alves ...
 Prostitute (8 episodes, 2010)
Susana Correia ...
 Jessy (8 episodes, 2010)
Lubna Gourion ...
 Jeanne (7 episodes, 2013)
Nuria Mayor ...
 Lucia (7 episodes, 2013)
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Paris, 1871. This is a story of the women trapped in a luxury brothel, 'Paradise'. The very young Rose came to Paris in search of her mother, former prostitute. She is trapped and forced to enroll in Paradise. Vera is 35 years. She knows that the end of her career as a prostitute is near. She is betting everything on the Baron Du Plessis, her main client and the only one able to redeem her debt. Hortense is the owner of Paradise. She must take care her girls and resist pressure from a thug from the suburbs who is charging her money. Written by Celia

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An entertaining series
18 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

Just came across the series by chance. And was happily surprised with it. In French with subtitles so have had to concentrate more than I usually do. Based in a Frech brothel it makes an interesting concept. The story starts off slowly as all the characters are introduced, but it catches on some pace in the last two episodes hence don't give up watching once you start it. The direction is pretty good and subtle which has allowed the story to be told without too much interference. The editing could have been better and the series been a bot shorter for what it was trying to portray, may have had many reasons for the number of episodes they finally come up with. The acting is quite intense and very good, overall a very character based series hence this was the key. Hence the casting crew has to be commended. Overall a good series to watch but not spectacular.


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