Rent House of Tolerance (2011)

3.4 of 5 from 92 ratings
2h 1min
Rent House of Tolerance (aka L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
In the 19th Century much of the Parisian sex trade was confined to 'maisons closes', populated by elegant madams and a vetted clientele. The ladies were provocatively dressed and, upstairs, occupied numerous boudoirs ready for carnal pleasures. However, even in such a controlled environment, dangers still lurked: disease was rampant and sometimes a gentleman might lose his temper and harm one of the women.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Bertrand Bonello, Kristina Larsen
Voiced By:
Pascale Ferran
Writers:
Bertrand Bonello
Aka:
L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)
Studio:
Works
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2012
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A House Of Illusions, The making of the film's prologue
  • Rehearsal Sessions
  • Interviews with Director and Cast

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Reviews (1) of House of Tolerance

An atmospheric, very descriptive film - House of Tolerance review by PJ

Spoiler Alert
10/11/2018

This movie is about a brothel c.1895/ 1900 in Paris. It is a high-end establishment run by a Madame. The film is very descriptive and perhaps a bit slow, showing us the life of the girls, with their clients and when not working.

What is interesting is that it is very much a women's society, despite the fact they are all there, ostensibly, to serve the selfish needs of men (and rich men). But the film is made from the point of view of the women, which gives it an interesting angle.

The movie is not a masterpiece, however. Somehow, it is a bit slow and demonstrative. Also, the pop music occasionally used to accompany the story grates, in my view. And the very last shots at the end of the movie are tagged on as an ideological statement rather than anything else.

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