6.7/10
4,676
24 user 96 critic

House of Tolerance (2011)

L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close) (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 November 2011 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Writer:

(scenario)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tiresia (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tiresia is at the same time woman and man, according to Greek Mythology. Here, Tiresia is a Brazilian transexual living with her brother in the outskirts of Paris. Terranova, an admirer of ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Clara Choveaux, Thiago Telès
De la guerre (2008)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a freak accident, Burt finds himself locked in a coffin overnight. After surviving the ordeal, he decides to live his life purely for pleasure, but ultimately he finds himself in a ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Guillaume Depardieu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970's and '80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60's counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jérémie Renier, Dominique Blanc
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ingrid Caven offers a rich repertoire of songs in French, German and occasionally English; at times, she dispenses with words and simply plays with sounds.

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Ingrid Caven
Nocturama (2016)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before to take shelter for a night in a shopping center.

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani
Saint Laurent (2014)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career.

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Lord Gregory Hutton takes his beautiful young wife Eleanore on a business trip to the Far East for their honeymoon. They stay at the house of Lin, a young local owner of a silk farm and ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Irina Kramer, Nick Nicholson, Marc Gosálvez
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Romane Bohringer, Laurent Lucas, Charlotte Laurier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Alice Barnole ...
...
Pauline Jacquard
Anaïs Thomas
Maia Sandoz ...
(as Maïa Sandoz)
Joanna Grudzinska
Esther Garrel
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of Pleasures  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$19,327 (USA) (16 December 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.24 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Right To Love You
By "The Mighty Hannibal"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Serious and complex film
12 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a serious and complex film. It takes the audience out of their comfort zone. Not everyone will understand the film. The film is about women that may have no other choice but to sell their bodies, about freaks that buy their bodies, about these women's inability to pay off their so called "debt", about cruelty, about general stigma that surrounds these women. All of the women in the story's brothel are regular girls that have no one to turn to for help, but possibly each other. The reference to the pseudo "study" that one idiot sites in the film, the choice of music, the way the film ends - all help to make the audience think about the film and its story not as something from the past, but as issues that continue on and the reasons (society maybe) behind these issues.


19 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page