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Le Plaisir

1952 Rated NR 1hr 37m

Director Max Ophuls demonstrates his unique storytelling skills in three tales about the limits of spiritual and physical pleasure: pleasure and youth, pleasure and death, and pleasure and purity. Featuring a cast of French stars -- including Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin and Simone Simon -- this film uses rustic countryside retreats, sumptuously designed ballrooms and urban bordellos of late 19th-century Parisian society as backdrops.

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Movie Details

1955 Academy Award®
  • Best Art Direction Black and White nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; introduction by filmmaker Todd Haynes; English and German language versions of the opening narration; video essay; cast and crew interviews.