Adapted from three short stories by Guy de Maupassant, each tells a tale of pleasure. The first tells the story of an old man who regains his youth with the aid of a magic mask, in the second a prostitute has a romantic encounter and the final story concerns two young lovers, an artist and his model. 'Le Plaisir' is a delicate portrait of love and desire.
Interesting French portmanteau film [b&w, subtitled]
- Le Plaisir review by GS
These episodes are set in the late 19th century, from 3 short stories by the great Guy De Maupassant. The central episode, about a group of prostitutes on an overnight visit to a Normandy village is especially delightful. As you would expect from the director [and from Maupassant], conventional expectations about brothels and respectability are quietly but firmly challenged. There's a light but adult touch to it which is very French. [Imagine a British Victorian writing about the same thing ....]