Three stories about pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women, pleasure and youth. Then comes the long tale of Julia Tellier (Madeleine Renaud) taking her girls (whores) to the country for attending her niece's communion, pleasure and purity. And lastly, Jean (Daniel Gélin) the painter falling in love with his model, pleasure and death.
Three intimate tales by GUY de MAUPASSANT about people who live the way people shouldn't!
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As the children parade in during the first communion sequence, half of an actor's mustache falls off. He sticks it back on as the camera pans him out of frame. See more
He found love, glory and fortune.
Friend of Jean's friend
Still, it's very sad.
But, my friend, there's no joy in happiness.
An American release switches the last two stories, and ends with "La Maison Tellier" instead of "Le Modèle". See more