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House of Tolerance (2011)
"L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  25 November 2011 (USA)
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Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings, they are in debt. They face problems of pregnancy, ... See full summary »

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Marie-France
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Samira
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Clotilde
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Julie
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Léa
Alice Barnole ...
Madeleine
Iliana Zabeth ...
Pauline
Pauline Jacquard
Anaïs Thomas
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Joanna Grudzinska
Esther Garrel
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
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Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings, they are in debt. They face problems of pregnancy, opium, age, and violent clients. One reads sociology at her peril. Occasionally, a client talks of marriage. There are also friendships and affection among the women. The madam is in a dispute with her landlord and calls on influential clients to help. There's a picnic one summer day, a wake, and an evening in masks. Have they expectations? In a coda, we watch a street scene in contemporary Paris. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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25 November 2011 (USA)  »

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House of Pleasures  »

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,766 (USA) (18 November 2011)

Gross:

$19,327 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Trivia

The casting says "Clotilde" but her name is misspelled (as "Clothilde", rather a common error in France) in the movie when we see the lines of name/debt written by the matron. See more »

Goofs

A character says he's been to the inauguration ceremony of the Paris Metro. After that there is a scene where we hear fireworks for Bastille Day (14 July). The opening of the Paris Metro (Line 1) was on 19 July 1900, five days after Bastille Day. See more »

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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.23 (2011) See more »

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The Right To Love You
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I want my 2 hours back.
16 October 2011 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

There is no plot - only a stream of images following prostitutes in a bordello. The cinematography is OK and there are many realistic depictions of the female body but the overall result was oh-so-dull.

There is no plot, the editing looks like it was done randomly, the continuity is tenuous, the characters are boring.

I suffered through the whole movie. I'm giving it 4 stars because I did chuckle 4 times and I suppose it could have been worse somehow. I now feel a profound resentment for the director and the writer(s). What a bunch of self-indulgent jerks. Even Michael Bay does better movies! Michael Bay! Ugh!

Don't watch this. I stayed in the movie theater in the hopes the ending would somehow redeem it and because I was with friends.

They both strongly disliked it by the way.


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