House of Pleasures

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DVD Features:

  • Released: March 13, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Ifc Independent Film
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Casting the actresses
    • Prologue: from writing to editing
    • Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,324
The film is superbly designed to suggest the oppressive, hypocritical haut-bourgeois decor, the obsessive eroticism that excludes real desire, and the languorous timelessness that makes one day like another. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Jan 29, 2012
Bonello is more interested in the women's relationships with each other than with their rich clients, though we do get to see them living out some of their patrons' kinky desires. Full Review
Movie Talk
May 30, 2012
Yet there is something else here, mysterious, practically intangible within the confines both of the brothel and the genre, something that leaves the film a lingering quality like smoke left hanging in a vacated room, traces, ghosts, remnants. Full Review
MUBI
Nov 16, 2017
Rating: B -- Bertrand Bonello's visually alluring glimpse of what prostitute's do during down time. Captivating at times, but it does go on. Full Review
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Feb 17, 2012
What gives the film its haunting pull, as well as its feminist undercurrent, is the filmmaker's palpable compassion for these women. Full Review
The Atlantic
Mar 7, 2012
The film's surreal, dreamlike atmosphere seems indebted to Lynch and Bunuel, and is enhanced by glitches in perspective, playbacks and split screens...
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- We watch with various degrees of either fascination or boredom as the girls go about their work wondering how long it or they will last.
London Evening Standard
Jan 27, 2012

Product Description:

The prostitutes at an early-20th century Paris brothel revel in their hopes and contend with customers who range from the hopelessly smitten to the frighteningly hostile in this visually sumptuous period drama from writer/director Bertrand Bonello (THE PORNOGRAPHER, ON WAR).

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  • UPC: 030306933191
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