Rent Le Plaisir (1952)

3.9 of 5 from 84 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Max Ophüls, M. Kieffer, Édouard Harispuru
Narrated By:
Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook
Writers:
Guy de Maupassant, Jacques Natanson, Max Ophüls
Others:
Max Ophüls
Aka:
Le plaisir
Studio:
Second Sight Films Ltd.
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/09/2006
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • A Journey Through 'Le Plaisir'
  • Introduction by Todd Haynes
  • Moments From 'Le Plaisir': A Photographic Short Story
  • From Script to Screen by Jean-Pierre Berthome
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/10/2017
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A Journey Through Le Plaisir, a 54-minute documentary by Philippe Roger featuring interviews with cast and crew, and a visit of the film's locations fifty years on
  • Diary of a Film Shoot, an interview with Ophuls' assistant director, Jean Valerie
  • An interview with Marcel Ophuls, the filmmaker son of Max
  • Le Plaisir Restored, Ronald Boullet and Andre Labbouz discuss the restoration process
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Le Plaisir

Interesting French portmanteau film [b&w, subtitled] - Le Plaisir review by GS

Spoiler Alert
29/05/2018

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 ....]

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