About

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.

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Directed by

Max Ophüls

Written by

Max Ophüls (Adaptation)
Guy de Maupassant (Story)
Jacques Natanson (Dialogue)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Lists

#432 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White