Maison Close Season 1, Episode 1

Paris, 1871. Véra, the star attraction of the Paradise brothel, is about to leave the institution to become the live-in mistress of a wealthy merchant. However, the Paradise owes money to a dangerous debt collector named Lupin, and its madam, Hortense Gaillac, is willing to resort to anything to keep her. Directed by Jacques Ouaniche. (France, 2010, 55 Minutes)

Jacques Ouaniche
Valérie Karsenti
Anne Charrier
Jemima West