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25 November 2011 (USA) See more »
Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Bertrand Bonello 
Writing credits
Bertrand Bonello (scenario)

Produced by
Bertrand Bonello .... producer
Kristina Larsen .... producer
Original Music by
Bertrand Bonello 
Cinematography by
Josée Deshaies 
Film Editing by
Fabrice Rouaud 
Casting by
Richard Rousseau 
Production Design by
Alain Guffroy 
Costume Design by
Anaïs Romand 
Makeup Department
Charlotte Berland .... hair stylist
David Carvalho-Nunes .... hair stylist
Stéphane Chauvet .... special effects makeup (as Stephane Chauvet)
Michel Delarue .... makeup artist
Fabrice Herbet .... special effects makeup
Jean-Luc Hovens .... hair stylist
Rachel Levieux .... hair stylist
Madeleine Rolland .... makeup artist
Milou Sanner .... hair stylist
Nathalie Tabareau .... makeup artist (as Natali Tarabeau-Vieuille)
Rose-Edmonde Tacail .... hair stylist
Laure Talazac .... makeup supervisor
Patrice Thibault .... makeup artist
Jérôme Ventura .... makeup artist (as Jerome Ventura)
Ferouz Zaafour .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Capucine Grelardon .... assistant unit manager
Sandra Marinier .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elsa Amiel .... first assistant director
Clément Comet .... second assistant director
Mathieu Laemlé .... location assistant director
Art Department
Charlotte Filler .... assistant decorator
Virginie Le Romain .... assistant art director
Virginie Le Romain .... property buyer
Nicolas Romand .... swing gang
Christine Teulier .... property master
Catherine Werner Schmit .... set dresser (as Catherine Werner-Schmidt)
Sound Department
Renaud Bajeux .... sound trainee
Aude Baudasse .... sound edit assistant
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound recordist
Dominique Eyraud .... boom operator
Vincent Gregorio .... sound assistant
Jean-Pierre Laforce .... sound re-recording mixer
Benjamin Viau .... foley recordist
Visual Effects by
Béatrice Bauwens .... visual effects producer
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Henri Deruer .... visual effects artist
Cédric Fayolle .... visual effects supervisor
Sabine Lineres .... digital compositor
Sergeï Lourié .... senior digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... steadicam operator
Carole Bethuel .... still photographer
François Gallou .... electrician
Stéphane Gallou .... grip
Catherine Georges .... first assistant camera
Gaston Grandin .... key grip
Marianne Lamour .... gaffer
Romain Marcel .... second assistant camera
Ahmed Zaoui .... grip
Casting Department
Joanna Grudzinska .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Danielle Boutard .... chief costume maker (as Daniele Boutard)
Nadège Bulfay .... additional dresser (as Nadege Bulfay)
Lucie Durand .... additional dresser
Sarah Fischer .... additional dresser
Emilie Fourrier .... costumier
Anu Gould .... dresser
Marion Gouti .... additional dresser
Daphné Husson .... costumier (as Daphne Husson)
Chloe Jauffrineau .... dresser
Lina Jsem .... costumier
Que Hiang Jsem .... costumier
Anne-Cécile Le Quere .... costumier (as Anne Cecile De Quere)
Lorenzo Mancianti .... jewelry creator
Eiko Okamura .... costumier
Ava Ortlieb .... additional dresser
Pryscille Pulisciano .... dresser
Silver Sentimenti .... costumier
Tifenn Tautou .... costumier
Editorial Department
David Magalhaes .... telecine dailies colorist
Guillaume Saignol .... assistant editor
Elif Uluengin .... assistant editor
Other crew
Marguerite Blank .... production administrator
Barbara Canale .... script supervisor
Thierry Desjours .... financial manager
Charles-Edouard Renault .... legal counsel
Marie Sonne-Jensen .... assistant to producer
Fabrice Touze .... production administrator
Christophe Jeauffroy .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)" - France (original title)
"House of Pleasures" - USA (DVD title)
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122 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I can highly tolerate this indeed., 5 December 2012
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

This is one of the best films of 2012. When it hits ex rental, this is one I'm definitely buying. It's a highly erotic period piece movie, that is ultimate viewing. It's a hypnotic film of this upper class french brothel in the last months 0f 1899. Some of our beauties are being sold to other brothels, others are leaving the business, where the remaining are facing a far worse fate, when health checks come into play, nearing the film's final. The last scene is kind of a teaser, showing what brothels are like today. The acting is bloody impressive from all, it's lavish sets, and wardrobe, adds to it's tasty viewing. We even have a sixteen year old, starting, a virgin, one of her first, double minded, about going with her. He finally does, here she ends up losing it in a champagne bath, later washing all the icky ailment off. This lass's interview with the madam that has her stripping off totally, then letting her hair loose, is very hot indeed. We do too have that one dangerous customer (it's always the quiet ones) who leaves a scarring impression on one of the prostitutes, by slitting the corners of her mouth open, where she now wears a joker kind of smile, 24-7 and has now resorted to mainly working as a housemaid. Some of the client's requests, are as you can guess, out of the ordinary, one girl pretending to be a robotic doll, where a handsome young french man comes up behind her, lifts up her dress and you know. At the the start of this somewhat bizarre scene's, where he's lying down, staring across at her, if transfixed, somewhat playing the role too, is an unforgettable image. The dialogue in subtitle is smart and original. A truly hypnotic movie experience, this is one those films that comes along every so often, a rare gem, a rare treat to the naked eyes. Highly recommended, especially for lovers of foreign erotica.

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