Three stories about the 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 Mme Tellier taking her girls (whores) to the country for attending her niece's communion - pleasure and purity. And lastly, Jean 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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was originally going to compose an original score, but was replaced by Joe Hajos
, who based most of his music on popular music of the late 19th century. See more
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
I was there the first time they met. Jean Summer hadn't yet settled on landscapes or still lifes, but he hated nudes. He didn't know that the pretty girl was in fact a model. He was captivated by how she walked, her childlike and sensual face, her slightly gaudy elegance, and her divine waist. Her name was Joséphine.
An American release switches the last two stories, and ends with "La Maison Tellier" instead of "Le Modèle". See more
Referenced in Eyes Wide Shut