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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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An entertaining series
18 September 2012 | by pavanratnakerSee all my reviews

Just came across the series by chance. And was happily surprised with it. In French with subtitles so have had to concentrate more than I usually do. Based in a Frech brothel it makes an interesting concept. The story starts off slowly as all the characters are introduced, but it catches on some pace in the last two episodes hence don't give up watching once you start it. The direction is pretty good and subtle which has allowed the story to be told without too much interference. The editing could have been better and the series been a bot shorter for what it was trying to portray, may have had many reasons for the number of episodes they finally come up with. The acting is quite intense and very good, overall a very character based series hence this was the key. Hence the casting crew has to be commended. Overall a good series to watch but not spectacular.

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