House of pleasures

House of pleasures

Souvenirs de la maison close

DVD - 2011 | French
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Madam Marie-France provides a glamorous life for some of the most alluring and desirable women in Paris, but also treats them as virtual slaves. Among the dozen employees are a cheerful girl with a regular adoring john, a regal beauty who disdains all the men fighting for her services, a long-legged stunner reaching the end of her career, and a sweet and trusting new girl who winds up in bed with a very rough customer.
Publisher: [United States] : IFC Films, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9780788614651
0788614657
Branch Call Number: FIC House
Characteristics: 1 DVD (125 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Souvenirs de la maison close

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jimg2000
Jun 28, 2014

AKA House of Tolerance, a sexy French movie on prostitution in the structure of a social House of Pleasures. Story covered the various aspects of lives and culture for the workers, madame and patrons. The final minute or two was a brilliant attempt to tie the oldest profession between 1899-1900 to present days. Rotten Tomatometer is at a strong 81%. Another nice oddity was it played nearly the entire 1967 Moody Blue haunting classic Nights in White Satin.

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ciurel
Feb 21, 2014

Such a waste of time to see whores.

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Jul 05, 2014

Men...Men have secrets but no mystery.

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A john: A woman called Pauline Tarnowsky has written a scientific study on prostitutes. She says their heads are smaller than average. The same is true of criminals. I can lend it to you if you want.

Girl reads: "Anthropometric Study of Prostitutes and Thieves." "Pauline Tarnowsky -1889"- "The prostitute is a female criminal. We observe an encephalon several millimeters smaller, due to the fact that prostitutes have smaller heads. Consequently, this means they have much less brain matter. Their weak intelligence and mental abnormality is natural. The dull spirit of some can become stupor in others and even attain a state verging on idiocy.

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Jul 05, 2014

Madame: Why choose this place?
Girl: To be independent. To be free.

Madame: To be free? In a house of tolerance? Freedom's outside, not here.
Girl: To earn money of my own.

Madame: Do you want to marry?
Girl: No.

Madame: Why are you lying? Don't fool yourself. A man rarely marries a prostitute.

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