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Le Plaisir (1952)

Le plaisir (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 May 1954 (USA)
Three separate stories about the same thing: pleasure.

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Madame Flora dite Balançoire (segment "La Maison Tellier")
Mila Parély ...
Madame Raphaële (segment "La Maison Tellier") (as Mila Parely)
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Julien Ledentu - Le commis-voyageur (segment "La Maison Tellier")
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Jean, le peintre (segment "Le Modèle") (as Daniel Gelin)
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Amédée ...
Frédéric - le serveur (segment "La Maison Tellier")
Paul Azaïs ...
Le patron du bal (segment "Le Masque")
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Le maire (segment "La Maison Tellier")
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Three stories about the pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women - pleasure and youth. Then comes the long tale of Mme Tellier taking her girls (whores) to the country for attending her niece's communion - pleasure and purity. And lastly, Jean the painter falling in love with his model - pleasure and death. Written by Yepok

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Three intimate tales by GUY de MAUPASSANT about people who live the way people shouldn't!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The last segment initially considered was "La Femme de Paul". See more »

Goofs

As the children parade in during the first communion sequence, half of an actor's mustache falls off. He sticks it back on as the camera pans him out of frame. See more »

Quotes

Madame Rosa (segment "La Maison Tellier"): Is that the communicants?
Joseph Rivet (segment "La Maison Tellier"): Yes, the absolution.
Madame Rosa (segment "La Maison Tellier"): Is your girl there?
Joseph Rivet (segment "La Maison Tellier"): Constance? Of course. Children need religion. They can always give it up later.
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Referenced in Les cinéphiles - Le retour de Jean (1989) See more »

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So sad is the pleasure
2 October 2017 | by (France) – See all my reviews

In the early 80's, as a young movie lover, my favorite was "le Plaisir" directed by Max Ophüls. And at that time, it was quite hard to have vidéo cassettes of such masterpieces, I found the cassette and watched "Le Plaisir" so many times showing it to everybody around me, the movie in fact I showed the most. We just loved "La Maison Tellier" with Gabin (so funny as a peasant searching for a love affair with Danièle Darrieux, unforgettable), every scene was perfect. And shot by master Christian Matras. The two other sketches are also great, especially the one with Simone Simon. Thank you Mr Ophüls for that true masterpiece.


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