L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close) (2011) Online
Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings, they are in debt. They face problems of pregnancy, opium, age, and violent clients. One reads sociology at her peril. Occasionally, a client talks of marriage. There are also friendships and affection among the women. The madam is in a dispute with her landlord and calls on influential clients to help. There's a picnic one summer day, a wake, and an evening in masks. Have they expectations? In a coda, we watch a street scene in contemporary Paris.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Judith Lou Lévy||-||(as Judith Lou Levy)|
|Maia Sandoz||-||(as Maïa Sandoz)|
|Louis-Do de Lencquesaing|
The casting says "Clotilde" but her name is misspelled (as "Clothilde", rather a common error in France) in the movie when we see the lines of name/debt written by the matron.