Le Plaisir (House Of Pleasure) (Criterion Collection) (1952)
From French filmmaker Max Ophuls comes three tales of the quest for pleasure, all based on works from countryman Guy de Maupassant. "The Mask" follows a vain rogue as he attends a masquerade ball in an attempt to regain his youth and charm women. Then, a painter's falling in love with "The Model" leads to tragedy. Finally, travel to "The House of Madame Tellier" as she takes her five prostitutes to attend her niece's first holy communion. Danielle Darrieux, Claude Dauphin, Jean Gabin, Peter Ustinov star. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; featurette; interviews; more. In French with English subtitles.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Interior Decoration (B&W)
- Max Ophuls
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Claude Dauphin, Gaby Morlay, Jean Galland, Gaby Bruyere, Daniel Gelin, Simone Simon, Michel Vadet, Madeleine Renaud, Ginette Leclerc, Danielle Darrieux, Pierre Brasseur, Jean Gabin, Paulette Dubost, Peter Ustinov, Jean Servais, Anton Walbrook