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Paris, 1871. This is a story of the women trapped in a luxury brothel, 'Paradise'. The very young Rose came to Paris in search of her mother, former prostitute. She is trapped and forced to... See full summary »


Jacques Ouaniche




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Series cast summary:
Anne Charrier ...  Véra / ... 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Jemima West ...  Rose 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Valérie Karsenti Valérie Karsenti ...  Hortense Caillac / ... 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Catherine Hosmalin Catherine Hosmalin ...  Marguerite Fourchon 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Deborah Grall ...  Bertha 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Blandine Bellavoir ...  Angèle 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Elsa Catarina Elsa Catarina ...  Olympe 16 episodes, 2010-2013
Clémence Bretécher ...  Valentine 15 episodes, 2010-2013
Sébastien Libessart Sébastien Libessart ...  Comissaire Principal Tarcy / ... 11 episodes, 2010-2013
Nicolas Briançon ...  Paul Caillac / ... 8 episodes, 2010
Michaël Cohen ...  Louis Mosca 8 episodes, 2013
Fatou N'Diaye Fatou N'Diaye ...  Pauline 8 episodes, 2013
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ...  Kertel 8 episodes, 2013
Martin Loizillon Martin Loizillon ...  Bak 8 episodes, 2013
Aurélien Wiik ...  Adrien 8 episodes, 2013
Jean-Marie Frin Jean-Marie Frin ...  Comissaire Angelus 8 episodes, 2013
Simone Aisha Simone Aisha ...  Agläe 8 episodes, 2010
Dinamene Alves Dinamene Alves ...  Prostitute 8 episodes, 2010
Susana Correia Susana Correia ...  Jessy 8 episodes, 2010
Lubna Gourion Lubna Gourion ...  Jeanne 7 episodes, 2013
Nuria Mayor Nuria Mayor ...  Lucia 7 episodes, 2013


Paris, 1871. This is a story of the women trapped in a luxury brothel, 'Paradise'. The very young Rose came to Paris in search of her mother, former prostitute. She is trapped and forced to enroll in Paradise. Vera is 35 years. She knows that the end of her career as a prostitute is near. She is betting everything on the Baron Du Plessis, her main client and the only one able to redeem her debt. Hortense is the owner of Paradise. She must take care her girls and resist pressure from a thug from the suburbs who is charging her money. Written by Celia

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Release Date:

4 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Maison close - La casa del piacere See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal

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Everyone must pay, one way or another.
27 July 2012 | by Celia-NSee all my reviews

Everyone must pay, one way or another. This series is taking you to discover what lies beneath the curtains of a luxury brothel at the end of XIXth century Paris. Translation of french term "maison close" is brothel, ironically called Paradise, where men are trying to get in and women are trying to get out. Its the drama of the women caught in Paradise, with their schemes, problems, loves, fears, weakness and hopes. Everyone is trying to control the others through these weaknesses. The owner her girls, the girls their customers, the customers the owner. Beautiful music, decors and atmosphere complete the circle. If you're trying to watch something new, fresh and original, try this french series

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